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Today I have an unusual shot – we have had some light misty rain in the early mornings – I went outside as the sun peeked through the clouds and saw beautiful drops sparkling and shining as they hung in mid air from the washing line. It is like being in a forgotten world, looking into these minute little drops that seem to be floating in the sky. Nature is so beautiful, I am at times in awe, it simply takes my breath away. There are times when we can use the weather to our advantage to get great photos of raindrops or water patterns.
Water is an amazing substance. It has many properties that have an impact on our lives. One of these is the property of surface tension, which water shares with other less prevalent liquids.
Wikipedia describes it as being caused by “the attraction between the liquid’s molecules” which acts at the surface of the liquid to “diminish the surface area”. It is surface tension that shapes the water into rounded drops.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 March 2011. Southland New Zealand
Sparkling Bubbles In The Sky
Floating Worlds Cropped