Eiffel Tower Observed Through Water Drops

October 09, 2017

EiffelTower_Journée pluvieuse à Paris (2)

Photographer: Bertrand Kulik
Summary Authors: Bertrand Kulik; Jim Foster

The photo above shows multiple, miniature views of the Eiffel Tower in Paris as observed through water drops. It was taken, using a macro lens, through the window of my apartment following a rain shower. Because the drops act as simple lenses, the refracted image, the view we see with our eyes, is upside down. I rotated the scene so that it's now right side up. The effect of gravity on the drops gives them a somewhat flattened appearance. Note that the larger and more spherical shaped drops provide the clearest views. Colorful fall foliage can be detected in the foreground of the drop-scapes.

Photo Details: Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III; Lens: MP-E65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo; Focal Length: 65.0mm; Aperture: ƒ/11.0; Exposure Time: 0.0040 s (1/250); ISO equiv: 800; Software: Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 (Windows).