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Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 4 August 2009 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

Welcome to Silly Tuesday. Some of my more cutting edge stuff seems to end up on Silly Tuesday. I thoroughly enjoy doing this kind of experimentation in Silver Efex Pro.
AM3 - Yesterday there were nine pages of photographs on the Community site. Incredible growth.

"The more one looks, the more one sees. And the more one sees, the better one knows where to look." Tielhard Chardin

NIKON D700 1/800 second F/8.0 ISO 800 70 mm (35mm equiv.)

Barbara from Florida, United States

Excellent choice in B&W, it really brings out the amount of water spray. I could imagine running through it to cool off. Is the Northwest still in a heat wave? I really like the image and processing, Jack.
Here is my contribution for Silly Tuesday!

4 Aug 2009 5:05am

@Barbara: Thanks, Barb. The heat wave lasted primarily for 3 days. We're back to normal Corvallis summer; highs near 90º and nights in the 50s.

Dulcie from Danville, United States

A lovely version of sprinklers. I can just feel the cool mist!
See my Silly Tuesday contribution here.

4 Aug 2009 5:13am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Super lovely !

4 Aug 2009 5:25am

@MARIANA: Thank you.

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Would be even more silly if you were running around in the water spray :) I like the color toning and the lighting in the water drops!

4 Aug 2009 5:38am

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

LOVE IT, perfect for ST

4 Aug 2009 5:56am

PATRICK from miramas, France

just escellent

4 Aug 2009 6:09am

Annie Viguié from Bordeaux, France

Superbe !!!!!

4 Aug 2009 6:27am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Love this one Jack! The detail of the spray from the sprinklers brings back so many childhood memories. And I will admit to running (walking) through a number of them this year as well as it's been such a hot summer!

4 Aug 2009 6:34am

@bluechameleon: I think that walking (running) through sprinklers has universal appeal.

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

This has come out superbly! The lighting and contrasts are excellent. Happy ST - and you can view my contribution here.

4 Aug 2009 6:41am

@dobbino: Thank you.

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Superb image of rain Jack! as our summer french! too much water and gray! good day to you!!

4 Aug 2009 6:59am

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

The droplets in black and white are superb ! The composition of this photo is great !

4 Aug 2009 7:55am

zOOm from Paris, France

Great Jack ! What a good idea (it's gonna be hot today in Paris) ! :-)

4 Aug 2009 8:08am

khadi from New Delhi, India

Amazing. You've really captured the essence of summer with this image.

4 Aug 2009 8:12am

@khadi: Thank you.

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

Jack, I love your surprise ! I want more silly tuesday in a week ;-) excellent capture of water spray, beautiful silver light and BW ! fine work !

4 Aug 2009 8:18am

djedfre from schaumburg, United States

nice effect - i can feel the spray!
(mine here!)

4 Aug 2009 8:19am

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Love the spray and good choice to go with B&W :)

4 Aug 2009 8:38am

[email protected] from Paris, France

Ah, this is a masterful shot, Jack ! Your sharp B&W makes my day ! Thank U***

4 Aug 2009 9:13am

@[email protected]: Merci, Karine.

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Very nice shot. Well done.

4 Aug 2009 9:38am

masoud from tehran, Iran

good bw , amazing

4 Aug 2009 10:03am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

au revoir Jack et merci de ces mois de partage

4 Aug 2009 10:55am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

I love it will it cleanse me of all my sins? <<what sins?>> lol Gorgeous Light firework and yes slightly silly I like that in am3 gang ;)

4 Aug 2009 11:01am

Veronelle from Lens, France

beautifull contrast and b&w composition

4 Aug 2009 11:02am

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia


4 Aug 2009 11:29am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Great processing here, Jack ... very effective. Your weather sounds delicious - hot days and cool nights!
Here is my silly for today.

4 Aug 2009 12:55pm

Mary from PA, United States

Wow!! This looks refreshing...I'm ready to run through it...your heatwave has come to us on the east coast only not quite as hot as you were :) thankfully! Here is mine!

4 Aug 2009 1:39pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Wonderful image! The way the water drops look amazing! I can just see kids running through here any minute now!

4 Aug 2009 1:59pm

@Tracy: Kids of any age!!

Chiaki from Kyoto, Japan

beautiful b&w image!

4 Aug 2009 2:19pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Interesting shot. My Silly Tuesday shot is here

4 Aug 2009 2:35pm

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Nice processing !! Here is my ST

4 Aug 2009 2:47pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Great choice of B&W, I like all those little drops

4 Aug 2009 2:51pm

don Wiley from Spokane, United States

An impressive image of the sprinkler's action. I like the fine range of contrast you achieved. A very successful shot.

4 Aug 2009 3:05pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

it looks like a rain of stars, jack! c'est magnifique!

4 Aug 2009 4:11pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Great capture of these thousands water drops through the light. It's warm today here, makes me want to go under this water jet and play as a child.... it's silly tuesday after all, no ??... :-)

4 Aug 2009 5:08pm

@Evelyne Dubos: Oui!

Peter Mannfolk from Landskrona, Sweden

Cool effect! Great work! /Peter

4 Aug 2009 7:01pm

Claudia from Illinois, United States

Such a great image for black and white! The water looks like shattered glass spraying up into the air.

4 Aug 2009 7:11pm

Vanilla Wine from las vegas, United States

Wow, wonderful shot and very beautiful

4 Aug 2009 7:34pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States


4 Aug 2009 8:07pm

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Five stars for you! Perfect b/w composition!

4 Aug 2009 8:16pm

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

runoff light, it falls like a rain on a wonderful imaginary world, it is full great, Jack.

4 Aug 2009 9:38pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Oh, what I wouldn't give for nights in the 50's, or even 60's, or even low 70's.......have to wait probably till November for those temps...Oh, whoa is me.......Love what you did with this shot!!!

4 Aug 2009 10:37pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Cool shot, for many reasons. Happy ST.

5 Aug 2009 12:12am

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

Hope you didn't get caught in them. Excellent light.

5 Aug 2009 12:14am

@jeff (aka dogilicious): Our granddaughter loves this.

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

I love the results here! Masterful!

5 Aug 2009 12:40am

@Craig: Thanks, Craig.

Ninni from Sweden

Perfect in BW! Nice composition!

5 Aug 2009 1:30am

@Ninni: Thank you.

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

Very nice, Jack! I can almost feel the mist from the sprinkler. Glad your heat wave ended. We had an amazing July, averaging 72 which is unheard of! Now the heat is on and we're in the 90s. At least it beats what's in the forecast for the weekend (100+).

5 Aug 2009 2:14am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A cool B&W.

5 Aug 2009 2:33am

@Steve Rice: Thanks, Steve.

D3 <3 from Kay-elll, Malaysia

a tree tearing! <3

5 Aug 2009 5:33am

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

I think this is far from silly -- it's splendid!

5 Aug 2009 4:17pm

@Diane Schuller: Thanks, Diane.

lydia from Paris, France

Superb !!

6 Aug 2009 2:38am