Rock Splash and Glitter
October 26, 2008
When throwing some heavy stones into a pool near the Poseidon Temple at Sounion, Greece, one of them produced this rather strange water sculpture. With one hand I was tossing stones weighing 30 pounds or so (15 kg) that I could barely hold into the pond while taking pictures with my small point and shoot camera in the other hand. The photo was taken on the morning of December 8, 2007, about 9:30 local time, with the Sun low in the sky at about nine degrees above the horizon. Note the glitter patch at left, which isn’t related to either stone fragments or the shutter speed. Interestingly, I couldn’t repeat the odd shape of the splash of the first photo, even after throwing dozens of stones!
Photo details: Fujifilm Finepix E550 camera, shutter speed 1/950; ISO 80, F/8.