JAN 28 : 28/365


Water adopts to the shape of its vessel, it is sometimes a trickle and sometimes a wild sea.

– Miyamoto Musashi

We intended to go see The Shape of Water movie this afternoon, but when we got to our favorite theater we discovered the movie was sold out.  Such a bummer!  Of course there were other theaters around showing the movie as well, but those other theaters don’t have the same comfy seats, nor do they offer free popcorn & drinks…  and, to be honest, that’s kind of a deal breaker.

Even though we weren’t able to see The Shape of Water this afternoon, I decided it would be fun to use the movie as inspiration for today’s photography anyway.  Unfortunately I don’t know of any provocative amphibious creatures willing to participate in a photo shoot, so I had to take a more literal interpretation of ‘the shape of water’.

The ingredients for today’s photos were quite simple:  a bowl of water, a turkey baster, a strip of geometric wrapping paper, and a smooth table top.  I taped the wrapping paper onto a brightly lit window, slid the table up close, and proceeded to drip water from the turkey baster onto the table’s surface (thanks to my dear hubby for extra hands!)

I find the results quite fascinating.  I especially love how the water droplets in the photo above have taken on a metallic look, similar to drops of mercury, and the way the geometric pattern has been distorted on the water’s surface.  Then again, it’s hard to beat the timing in the image below with the series of water droplets lined up like little paratroopers waiting for their turn, while a single droplet breaks free… Geronimo!


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