It was a gorgeous day yesterday so I decided to answer the prompt, "Fluid" for Gather's "Don't Forget Your Camera" group click here for more info I was curious to see what kind of results I could get with my camera, (Nikon Coolpix S8100 purchased at Costco) especially after seeing what Sandra H. did with her cool water shots. The first thing I tried was water flowing in the kitchen sink. I like how it came out. It looks like a female figure but reminds me of the Oscar award.
Later, I went outside to see what could be done with the garden hose. The best I could get was drips on the blueberry bush. The close up effect on the water was achieved by cropping. Highlighting and shadows in Picasa were also used to make the pictures pop.
The bright afternoon sunlight in our guest room enhanced the pouring of water out of a measuring cup into a stainless steel bowl. It worked but in the end my favorite results came from pouring the water into the crystal bowl.
Themes and prompts provide a fun way to experiment with my imagination, camera, and editing tools. Some day I might invest in a better camera and learn how to be a serious photographer.