Sunlight and Splash
October 26, 2004
This interesting photo was captured late on a summer's day from Bas-Saint-Laurent in Quebec, Canada. The odd shaped object at lower right is the splash from a stone tossed into the water by a child playing at the river's edge. A glitter patch leads up to the splash. Glitter is a frequently observed phenomenon resulting from the myriad tiny reflections of sunlight off of wavelets. Note that some of the sunlight can be seen penetrating the diaphanous water splash.
Photo details: Olympic Digital C3030Z; speed, 1/400 seconds; aperture, F5.0; focal length, 93 mm; ISO, 100