Young Worlds

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Yesterday I had my final class with my students, an excursion to photograph waterfalls in the Bracebridge area. The weather was great, although a little chilly in the morning. I think everyone had a great time, myself included. Now, I had been to these falls many times so I was looking for different subjects – which I found:

Water bubbles. Formed by a small cascade of water in a calm pool of water that slowly moved on to larger falls. I was fascinated by the reflections, and took a hundred photographs until I found the perfect one.

The temperature overnight had dropped below freezing, but I believe this was after dew had already formed on many low-lying plants. The result of frozen dew drops should speak for itself:

I haven’t researched this, but here is my idea of what creates those interesting frozen patterns: The outside of the water droplet likely freezes first. Once it freezes into something of a shell, the inside begins to freeze. The water inside expands when it freezes and has nowhere to go, so it breaks the outer shell of the water droplet in random (and beautiful) patterns. It reminds me a turtle shell.

I took a few more water droplet photos, I’ll probably post more later but there are a few extra in the gallery below. Enjoy!

Thanks to everyone who took my course – it was a blast!


  1. Marie
    November 7th, 2010 | 11:56 am

    Very beautiful Donny… you’re quite talented. *hug*

  2. mtl-ptp
    November 7th, 2010 | 3:20 pm

    Completely agree. It’s amazing! Good job, BTW.

  3. November 10th, 2010 | 10:46 am

    never even thought of that occurring. great job pushing yourself to think beyond the traditional photographic subjects and finding a unique perspective.

  4. Meme & Pepe
    November 15th, 2010 | 11:06 pm

    Hi Don

    It sure is amazing what nature can create. Something so small but when you capture it with your camera , it becomes so beautiful & significant on it’s own. Keep those unique pictures coming.

    Love Meme & Pepe

  5. Desi
    November 22nd, 2010 | 9:49 pm

    Hi sweetheart,

    I love everything that I see, and am constantly amazed by it. I think that even an artist cannot compare to you <3 🙂 The "young worlds" is my absolute best favorite, I love it so much <3

    Hi everyone, hope you are all doing well 🙂

    I love you very much Donny <3
    Desi <3 Donny
    p.s. I am so very proud of you, forever yours!!!!!!!!!! <3

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