Sunday, September 26, 2010

Just Dropping In













Can you tell what this is, or does it look like some modernistic artwork? It rained here tonight, and as I sat in the front seat of the car, I took these these pictures of the raindrops on the windshield. If you look closely, you will see that they are not really drops at all, but have five sides and even a nucleus in the center. The pictures are black and white because it was night, but there was just enough light from the parking lot to see. Amazing how a light in the darkness can transform things.


"The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned." Isaiah 9:2

29 comments:

Mildred said...

So many of us are getting long-awaited rain this weekend. What interesting photos Ginny. Hope you will enjoy the week ahead.

Stacey Dawn said...

How cool Ginny! I thought it was bokeh of lights or something... fun shots!!

reanaclaire said...

reminds me of what i learn in science.. molecules ..

SquirrelQueen said...

Well done Ginny, the droplets really made some great pattern. I especially like the way the light caught the drops in your first photo.

From the Kitchen said...

Pretty amazing. I had no idea raindrops would appear so uniformly pentagonal. I wonder if there's a scientific explanation--or was it the type of car you were in? : )

Best,
Bonnie

Melanie said...

So cool, Ginny. You always find the neatest stuff to photograph.
Hope you have a great week. :)

Sandra said...

service not available is driving me nuts. i wrote a lONG comment and did NOT copy it and lost it, now my aggravation is causing me to forget what i said.
these are amazing, i thought it was confetti. hitting the glass completely changes the droplets. great idea now i want to try it. since i don't drive in the rain and we keep our trucks in the garage, i will have to bakc it out in the drive way when its raining. Maybe NOT

Arti said...

Sometimes just that ray of light .. All that one needs...
Beautiful:)

Mary said...

Amazing camera work, Ginny. Re: burdock. I bought it at a grocery chain called Market of Choice. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

George said...

These photos are absolutely fascinating. You did a wonderful job with these.

Remington said...

You are coolest person to find all these interesting things! Had me fooled, I couldn't figure out what it was.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

The rain made a very unusual effect in these photos and it does look like modern art, Ginny!

It is raining hee today ...a good thing as the trees and shrubs need a nice steady rainfall to revive themselves.

Stephanie V said...

Like cells, the raindrops are life. Fun shots.

Together We Save said...

Oh we finally got some rain this weekend... it was much needed relief and brought some cooler more fall like weather!!

Smita Srivastava said...

Beautiful !! never though raindrops could be so pretty ...

S. Etole said...

how very intriguing that you even "saw" this ...

Velvet Over Steel said...

We had way too much rain last week & so happy to see the Sun yesterday & today! I love the picures and description fo the rain. Very nice!!

Have a wonderful week!
HUGS,
Coreen

Beverly said...

Those are outstanding. I got a neat shot the other day of sunlight on water that I'll have to post...

I am having such a good time here with Sue and her husband. They are great! Wonderful, new friends.

srp said...

Yes we have rain too. I have one last Monarch that emerged this morning and he has yet to gain the confidence to fly... better hurry. I am trying to get him off and into the forest between the rain showers.

Fred Alton said...

Who but you would have thought to take pictures of raindrops in this fashion! Great!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

We missed all of the rain again... It has been very cloudy here to two days --and VERY cool, but no rain --other than sprinkles.... Darn!!!!

I would never have guessed raindrops... It's amazing that their shape is not a 'drop' at all.... Guess we should change the name of them from drops to pentagonals.... ha ha ha

Great post, Friend.
Hugs,
Betsy

Karin said...

I've never looked at raindrops this way! Too cool! Fascinating photos and I never would have guessed it!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I really like these shots.The drops show up so different on camera than in reality.
Blessings,Ruth

Ann said...

Too early for snow flakes for you.

My bro says it works for him, and Australia's summer is very hot. I have not used them.

My husband is quite paranoid about using plastic in the microwave. I just use class. Even takeaway container when they say is microwaveable, he doesn't like us to use it. And he is engineer/scientist. Who am I to argue with him.

Regina said...

I think these are beautiful! I thought they were some kind of sea shell at first. Love droplets and they are splendid in the night light! Pretty camel Ginny.
Hope your doing good..I'm still unwinding a bit and should be back on soon. Hugs:))

Krista said...

These are awesome Ginny! Better rain than snow, though right? ;o)

kanak7 said...

I'm so glad you got these magical shots. Who'd have thought that raindrops could look like that?! Beautiful!

ruthi said...

I really thought those are some kind of art work... abstract ones. They look artistic though. Isn't it amazing how our mind works when we are bored? hahahaha very creative Ginny. Love it.

Susan and Abraham said...

What interesting photos Ginny.