It’s extremely hot here in Adelaide, South Australia. It reached 43 degrees celsius today. At the moment (10.30pm, 31.Jan.2011) it is 32 degrees celsius in our lounge room!

So I decided to photograph the one thing that matters most when it gets this hot: Water.

I shot bottles of water, water flowing from taps, bottles filled with water, water in the sink … and finally decided to combine them all together.

This is the final result…

Camera: Canon 50D
Post-Production: Photoshop CS3

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Stephen is a semi-professional photographer based in Adelaide, South Australia. He shoots a wide range of subjects from macros to landscapes to portraits.
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  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 3 years ago

    Pure BRILLIANCE Stephen!!!! WOW!!! :))))

  • Thanks Vicki. blush

    – Stephen Mitchell

  • ThePhotoMaestro
    ThePhotoMaestroover 3 years ago

    Very interesting. Stay cool! (I could send you some of the frigid Arctic air we’re getting right now)

  • Thanks TPM. Brrrrrr…. it has since cooled down by a few degrees, yet still a tad too warm!

    – Stephen Mitchell

  • shallay
    shallayover 3 years ago

    That’s a very intellectual process young man, rather interesting tangential thinking – to me it’s just HOT!! Love the soothing blue, and blend of images.

  • Thanks Shallay, appreciated.

    – Stephen Mitchell

  • DarwinsMishap
    DarwinsMishapover 3 years ago

    This is a great piece-the combination of shots blend into a surreal sort of underwater scene. You would never know it had started with your heat. XD Great work.

  • Thanks. I’m the guy, both at work and in my online adventures, who thinks outside the box so often that people think I am the odd guy out. Yet it’s my mind that finds things where others wouldn’t care/think/want to look.

    – Stephen Mitchell

  • Paul Todd
    Paul Toddover 3 years ago

    Wonderful effect, Stephen! It looks so cool and refreshing – not as hot in Sydney but so humid!
    This feels as if the elixir is rising up to replenish the earth!

  • Glad you like it Paul, appreciate your comments!

    – Stephen Mitchell

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