I know they're there but I can't see them, I'm watching a tiny little steam jumping and flowing over miniature cascades all my eye sees is a blur of white water.
I know the 'white' are bubbles and air in the water, I don't want to capture a blur, blur is alright when you want to to add an aspect of softness or tranquility to a watery scene but I don't want softness I want the energy and dynamism of the water, all it's shapes and forms frozen in 4000th of a second.
My approach to this subject matter is a little random to say the least, I know the really inquisitive people out there set up droplet photos to capture what happens to a single drop of water as it falls and hits the surface of yet more water, but that's not what I want either.
I set the camera to f5.6 so I can get a moderate depth of field and a really high shutter speed, get in close to the water and focus the lens on a spot of fast moving water, generally at such an odd and contorted angle that I can't even look through the view finder - hold the shutter button down for a couple of seconds and see what I get.
And I love looking at the glass like sculptures I've captured, the frozen potential, the barely seen forms of our so precious resource - fresh water.
Tasmanian based, New Zealand born