Must Be The Ripple Effect
I’ve been a swimmer since as far back as I can remember, but sometimes it takes us years to notice the littlest details about our surroundings. I’ve been waiting a few weeks for a chance to take some generic shots at a swimming pool, and the perfect opportunity was Anzac Day last Saturday.
A few days earlier, I rang a large, well-regarded indoor pool and explained that I wanted to come in and take some generic shots early one morning before they opened for business. As the pool was only due to open at 1pm on Anzac Day, it was agreed that I would rock up at 12.30 and spend about twenty minutes there with my camera before the doors opened.
While I walked from one end of the main pool to the other, I stopped briefly and fired off a couple of frames of a single lane rope tethered to its metal retainer. Because there was no one in the pool, the surface of the water was absolutely calm. Also, because it is an indoor pool, there was no breeze.
It was only when I got home and viewed the images on my computer that I spotted something that had escaped me at the pool. The rippling effect, caused by surface tension of the water around the plastic lane marker, is clearly visible.
Now I’ll just have to wait for the next public holiday to take some close-up shots of the same view. Stay tuned.
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