Raindrops on Cane

Daily Image - 26 December 2011 - Raindrops on Cane

I knew this would be the most difficult period to keep my commitment to the project. Other commitments to friends and family, gatherings and the spreading of good cheer would require much time. That and the fact that we are now into the period of prolonged darkness and cold, dreary weather would really create a challenge. It was cold, wet and miserable when went out this morning for a walk into our woodlot, looking for a quick image that would be acceptable for today. I came home thirty minutes later with over twenty really great shots. It’s funny, but that’s how it goes sometimes.

The raindrops on this piece of cane are just part of a long line, all evenly spaced and proportioned. The waxy surface of the cane repels the water and helps them to bead up. If you look carefully you’ll see neighbouring spruce trees reflected in them. Magical!

Sony A-900 – Tamron 90mm – f 2.8 – Macro – ISO 800 – f11 – 1/60.


About gerrycurry

Gerry Curry was educated at Toronto’s Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology, where he received a diploma in Fine Arts - Photography. Gerry is a certified Apple Computer Systems Engineer by profession and as an independent consultant has worked with the graphic arts and pre-press industry, both in south-western Ontario and Nova Scotia, Canada, for over 26 years. He has been at the forefront of digital imaging from its inception. Gerry teaches primary computer systems maintenance, advanced colour calibration and colour management courses for graphic design, digital fine art and photography students as well as professionals. For several years, in the 80's he was an annual guest lecturer on user-based computer maintenance at the Rochester Institute of Technology - College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. Gerry now lives on the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia, close to Yarmouth, where he shares 30 acres close to the sea with his wife Nancy and their English and Welsh Springer Spaniels. Gerry enjoys tinkering with computers, working his dogs, flyfishing, writing and of course, photography.
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3 Responses to Raindrops on Cane

  1. I’m glad you had an unexpectedly good run of pictures. It’s fun to get surprised that way.

    Here in Austin, after two weeks of overcast we finally had one beautifully clear sky four days ago and I managed to find half a dozen species of wildflowers still blooming.

  2. sandi Gargano says:

    Looks like each raindrop could tell a story…Very nice.

  3. Heidi Schenk says:

    Absolutely, amazing… love it.

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