Sunlight and Splash

October 26, 2004

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Provided and copyright by: Paul Charbonneau, Soleil du Jour
Summary authors & editors: Jim Foster; Paul Charbonneau

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

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