What is it about Water?

Something about water really draws us as photographers – whether it’s the sunrise on a lake or ocean, the beads of dew on a morning flower, the tears or sweat as they roll down a cheek, or even the implied motion of water drops bouncing in the air – water somehow draws us all.  Could it be that humans are made up of a majority of water?  We do need it to survive – water is one staple we cannot live without.  Those two atoms of Hydrogen and one of Oxygen have so much meaning for us, we somehow are compelled to capture water in all its various forms of…dare I say beauty?  Who knows what drives us to capture it in camera, but I for one enjoy it!  Do you?

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The idea for this post came from a tweet where someone referenced their entire archive saying they had photos of this and that, and were prepared for most situations when clients would come to them and ask “Do you have a photo of…?” so they could say yes!  It prompted me to go through my own archives, and I found several recurring themes – one of which was…can you guess?  WATER!

Go through your own archives and see if you can find recurring patterns – I asked some fellow photogs and water was a common one, which got me to thinking about this post in particular.  “What is the deal with water?”  Do you see a lot of water in your work?  What other themes arise from your archives?  Sound off in the comments, as I’d love to hear what inspires others (even if it is water too!)

Don’t forget, the LDP Flickr contest continues and the “Heights” contest deadline is about a week away.  Get your photos in soon to be in the running!  Happy shooting all and we’ll see you back here again tomorrow!

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3 comments for “What is it about Water?

  1. February 18, 2010 at 8:16 am

    Cool shots Jason! I’m a water fan too, but go figure, I live in the desert now. Of course, I do live next to a nice lake! 🙂
    .-= Rich C´s last blog ..There’s something to be said about great relationships with great vendors =-.

  2. February 18, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Since I live in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona, I photograph water landscapes every opportunity I can. I love the reflections and the serenity that water brings to an image.

    My fav: Lake Yellowstone / Sunset in August

    [img]http://www.flickr.com/photos/grtaylor2/4277546193/[/img]
    .-= Greg Taylor´s last blog ..FOCUS : Self Portrait Papago Park =-.

  3. February 19, 2010 at 7:28 am

    Great shots Jason, as a photographer you can do so much with water and reflections as in your images form large landscapes to small droplets. Water always adds intrest to a shot.
    .-= Peter Hearl´s last blog .. =-.

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