Photo: Drops of Life

Drops of Life
Raindrops falling off my hand, with the high-contrast black and white effect I love. It’s my hand; I held it up so the rain water would run off it, managing the camera with the other hand (as I’m so good at). Since the sun was behind my, it made my hand a black silhouette. These droplets represent life, because hands and the human touch is the essence of life.

I added a touch of contrast, and removed the little bit of color that was there. This one was great out of camera. 1600 ISO speed, but there isn’t much noise for some reason. (Maybe because it was cool out?).

Canon Rebel XTi, EFS 18-55mm, 1/3200, F3.5, 18mm, ISO1600, 2007-08-31T15:47:26-04, 2007-08-31_19h47m26

Location: Thripp Residence, Ormond Beach, FL  32174-7227

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Credit me as Richard X. Thripp and link here.

16 thoughts on “Photo: Drops of Life

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  2. nice work Richard ………..

    wishing u a wonderful future…………

  3. I recently discovered this blog. I’ve had a similiar idea to your rewriting the ten commandments for some time now.

    1. Thanks! I’ve written a few photography articles with lists of 10… I guess those are what you’re talking about? :?:

      Nice to meet you, either way.

  4. hey richard
    I like your pictures, and I have chosen you as my artist for Photography coursework.
    So I would like some help particularly in this picture, and I would like to know, any meanings, emotion, mood this picture represents…

    So if you could help me out that would be wonderful

    Thanx and I love all the other pics..Superb!!:D

    1. Hello Tes! There’s a few things going on in this photo:

      * Time. The droplets are falling fast, but this was exposed in 1/3200 of a second so it just shows a small instant. You could say this represents how fast time passes, or how slowly it passes in perfect moments.

      * The human touch. We shake hands when we meet people because that represents a connection between us. This is a connection with nature (flowing water).

      * Mystery. Who does the hand belong to? (It’s my hand, but pretend you don’t know that.) What is this person’s story? Why is it just a silhouette? We can’t see any detail, yet this hand feels familiar to us.

      Good luck with your essay and let me know how your photography classes go.

      1. wow thanx ..richard thats awesome i did something like the one you explained in my draft..this is going to help a lot..thanx very much…

  5. You are a brilliant photographer. I hope to catch up on all of your fabulous work.

    PS: I’m Miley from ACC, but you can call me Cookie, or PT me.

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