Tim's One Photograph a Day

Ripples on the River.

Rain Ripples.

Ripples: Rain on the River.

Rain on the River.

There’s only one thing to do when it is pouring down with rain, and you haven’t taken the photograph of the day. You nip out quickly, and get some shots of the ripples on the river!

This is one advantage of living on a narrowboat. Such views are close to hand! Not the most exciting shot, granted. However, there is a real fascination in looking at the concentric rings.

I am sure that someone interested in physics would have a field day explaining what is going on here. The ricochet effect from the drops that have just hit the water. The rings going out and interacting with each other.

Shots like this simply require patience. Or, the brute force technique that you can apply with digital – take loads of shots, and chose the best!

Ideally, I should probably have stayed out for longer, and zoomed closer in. Then, hope I can centre on a drop as it lands! I’m happy with this, though. The ripples convey the wetness of the evening.

Photograph Details:

  • Taken: 20 Aug 2017
  • Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10 MkIIA
  • Lens: Olympus 40-150mm 1:4-5.6
  • Focal Length 150mm
  • F/5.6
  • 1/250 Sec
  • ISO 1000

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