Sami Serola

Sami Serola

Posted on 09/21/2014


Photo taken on September 18, 2014


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You can't see it...

You can't see it...
...when it's clear. You can only see the edges (surface). For The Sunday Challenge "Water", I decided to use a waterproofed camera. I took three shots and then decided to show all of them, to illustrate the different phases of the whirlpool.

Diane Putnam, Roger Dodger, Clo Lezzani, Dave Linscheid and 20 other people have particularly liked this photo


74 comments - The latest ones
PaulOClassic©
PaulOClassic©
Fantastic!! I would never have thought of doing that!

I believe our whirlpools go in the opposite direction to this in the Southern Hemisphere.
3 years ago.
Shuttering Yukon has replied to PaulOClassic©
so 'they' say!
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to PaulOClassic©
I found several Web articles claiming the vortex in bathtubs and sinks are too short in time to become affected by coriolis. Here's one: www.bbc.co.uk/bang/handson/plugholes.shtml

I guess some empiric experiments should be done... =)
3 years ago.
Amazingstoker
Amazingstoker
great idea and execution, though I guess what we're really seeing is air not water :)
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Amazingstoker
Or do we just see the edge between two transparent elements? =D
3 years ago.
Adrian Bollans
Adrian Bollans
very clever indeed and as clear as crystal.
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Adrian Bollans
Thank you Adrian =)
3 years ago.
Janano -
Janano -
I blame you and Paul. We just had a big discussion about clockwise and anti-clockwise!

Perfect shot oh wise one! Either way - its great work
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Janano -
3 years ago.
H C
H C
I like the way you show the three different stages of this running water.
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to H C
Thanks =) They looked so cool together and therefore couldn't decide which one would have been best alone.
3 years ago.
Shuttering Yukon
Shuttering Yukon
ok I am confused, (oi careful) is your camera actually under water? or is this just a 'down the drain' photo? I rather like this collage Sami, especially the swirl on the very left shot.
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Shuttering Yukon
There's no water =P I cheated and made a replica of vortex from plastic wrap...

Only kidding of course ;-) I sure dipped the camera under water. It somehow is obvious I would not see the clear water, and yet it was somehow surprising to find it out =D When one sees underwater images, they are often full of references to the context: fishes, light, color etc. But if all of those are missing, then there's no way to tell whether the picture is taken underwater or not.
3 years ago.
k.e.s_kloset
k.e.s_kloset
That's amazing Sami. You always do something interesting and creative.
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to k.e.s_kloset
Thank you very much Karen =)
3 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm)
Indycaver (Norm)
Great idea and photo Sami!
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Indycaver (Norm)
Thank you Norm =)
3 years ago.
Nylonbleu
Nylonbleu
FA BU LOUS !!!!! the first one of the set is amazing !!!
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Nylonbleu
Yes, if I would have to choose, then the first one is probably most interesting =)
3 years ago.
Judith Jannetta
Judith Jannetta
What a clever series, Sami, I just love how you captured the spiralling corkscrew shape
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Judith Jannetta
Thank you Judith =)
3 years ago.
Georgie F Photography
Georgie F Photograph…
Brilliant!!!!
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Georgie F Photograph…
Thanks Georgie =)
3 years ago.
Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma
great series, must be fun to try a waterproof camera
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Wierd Folkersma
It was! =) And I surely will try it again some day...
3 years ago.
Rising Damp
Rising Damp
WINNER! my fave this week for sheer inventiveness, and fantastic execution
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Rising Damp
This is no contest =P But thank you very much for your kind words Al =)
3 years ago.
Valfal
Valfal
Oooh, I like this a lot! Well done, Sami!
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Valfal
Thank you Valerie =)
3 years ago.
*starless*
*starless*
Very clever idea. Don't think I'll try this with my camera!
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to *starless*
You better not if your camera is not waterproof! =)
3 years ago.
Der Wandersmann
Der Wandersmann
You're the first person I know to actually use the "waterproof" feature of the TG-810. Most people just use it in the rain, photographing surf, etc., but you actually immersed it. I'm not sure whether I'd have thought of it for this use, but it's certainly successful.
It's good down to 30 feet (~10m), isn't it?
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Der Wandersmann
Yes, I think so, 30 feet or something. And quite likely basic amateur photographer would not dive any deeper anyway =)
3 years ago.
s@ssyl@ssy
s@ssyl@ssy
Awesome funnels captured :)))
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to s@ssyl@ssy
Thank you Diane =)
3 years ago.
Goffy
Goffy
Clever idea Sami! Great study of water dynamics! :-)
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Goffy
Thank you very much Goffy =)
3 years ago.
Clickity Click
Clickity Click
Very inventive Sami. The one in the middle reminds me of the water spouts we would sometimes see on the lakes where we used to live. :)
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Clickity Click
Thank you Chris =)
3 years ago.
fragglerocks
fragglerocks
You exceeded my expectations this time Mr. Roller.
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to fragglerocks
Glad to hear I did =D
3 years ago.
charlie b
charlie b
Sami, this is an outstanding trio of photographs. Exciting idea and resut
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to charlie b
Thank you very much Charlie =)
3 years ago.
Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett
Very cool and creative study!
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Gillian Everett
Thank you Gillian =)
3 years ago.
lovestruck
lovestruck
Great idea and great shots!
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to lovestruck
Thank you Gillie =)
3 years ago.
Penny
Penny
I like the swirly one!
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Penny
Thanks Penny =)
3 years ago.
.t.a.o.n.
.t.a.o.n.
you're the cousteau of the kitchen... ;-)
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to .t.a.o.n.
Ha ha! =D I guess I am =P
3 years ago.
HaarFager
HaarFager
Very unique idea and nicely done!
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to HaarFager
Thank you very much Kenneth =)
3 years ago.
Clofotos
Clofotos
Excellent !
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Clofotos
Thank you Clotilde =)
3 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
Brilliant work.
Congrats on explore.
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to pajmcb
Thank you Pajmcb =)
3 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Fantastic shot.
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Don Sutherland
Thank you Don =)
3 years ago.
Jon Smith
Jon Smith
now that's bloody clever sami! i keep promising myself a little waterproof ricoh, so maybe now i will get one... you have inspired me. this is indeed art, very nice art too!
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Jon Smith
Thank you Jon =) Keep on mind the waterproof compact cameras are kind of a compromise and the picture quality is not necessarily very good. So, if you do buy such camera, then one really needs to put it into use. I started to carry my Olympus Tough in my pocket mainly because my much better Canon went broken when small dust get inside it and jammed the electric circuits. The image quality is not so good in Olympus Tough but I don't have worry so much when using it.
3 years ago.
autofantasia
autofantasia
Very, very clever Sami ... nice work indeed! :)
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to autofantasia
Thank you Autofantasia =)
3 years ago.
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
Brilliant series of vortex captures. Smart thinking.
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Dave Linscheid
Thank you Dave =)
3 years ago.
L.delmonte
L.delmonte
Fantastic photography...
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to L.delmonte
Thank you very much Lida =)
3 years ago.
Spotomy
Spotomy
Sami, you are the storm-seeker of the household. :) Very clever indeed. The corkscrew in the first image is a beauty, like a glass sculpting or something.
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Spotomy
Thank you Seppo =D Next challenge could be a dust whirl... Or dust clouds...
3 years ago.
Clive Kirby
Clive Kirby
Impressive image.
3 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Clive Kirby
Thank you Clive =)
3 years ago.
Roger Dodger
Roger Dodger
Cleverly done, good practical use of your cameras properties.
3 years ago.
Merle Plagge
Merle Plagge
Absolutely perfect. A must try project sometime.
3 years ago.
Diane Putnam
Diane Putnam
I like it, especially the one on the left - suspense!
11 months ago.