Weekly Photo Challenge: Water

Here’s the week 12 Weekly Photo Challenge prompt for the NWP iAnthology!

Water: essential to life, powerful, relaxing…devastating in excess and in scarcity.  It’s a source of entertainment, a source of beauty, a source of energy, and so much more.  My go-to image of water almost always has to do with the ocean–probably a side effect of living not too far from the sea.  So I had to look further to capture a variety of water images.

Here is one of water flowing down some chutes at a local water conservation garden.  I like that this image captures movement and energy.

water flowing

And here’s another with some movement captured looking into a koi pond not far from my son’s house in the Bay Area.  I like the way the bubbles sit on the surface of the water as the colorful fish swim by underneath.

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And here is another view of water…where the water isn’t even visible!  This is a water tower at a nearby golf course.  You can’t actually see the water, but the sight of the tower suggests water.  I do wonder if this is the source of water for keeping the golf course green and lush.

water tower

And then there is that rare form of water for me…rain.  I captured this shot during my morning playground duty on a rainy morning a week or so ago.  I love that wetness is not a reason to keep our students in!  (You’ll notice it’s wet, but it isn’t actually raining at the time of the photo.)

rainy playground

And of course, I can’t resist one ocean picture!  Here is a shot of a surfer riding a wave in Ocean Beach.  I took this photo from my vantage on the pier, looking down onto the surfers below.  I got a series of shots of this guy…he got quite a ride!

surfer in action

So this week’s photo challenge is to find images of water in any form.  They can be natural bodies of water: rivers, streams, puddles.  It can be water from a sprinkler, a tap, your pet’s water bowl…you decide!  Post either the photo alone or along with writing inspired by the photo. I also invite you to use others’ photos as inspiration for your own writing and photography. I often use another photographer’s image as “mentor text” for my own photography, trying to capture some element in my own way.

I like to share my images and writing on social media…and I invite you to share yours widely too. (You might consider Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Google+) Use the hashtag #water and include @nwpianthology to make it easy for us to find and enjoy. You can find me on Twitter and Instagram @kd0602. I’d love to follow you if you share your handle.

You can also share your photos and writing by linking to this blog post or sharing in the comment section below. Can’t wait to see the watery world through your lens!

3 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Water

  1. Mallory

    Dear Mrs.Douillard,
    I like how you captured the movement of the water as it plumited into the pool. I thought it was very interesting and it cuaght my attention a lot. I also liked how you explained about your thinking of the water tower, and how the water was stored inside of it. And I do agree with you, I think that the water is there to keep the plants healthy, alive, and thriving. I enjoyed your photo of the kids that come early in the morning to play even though its wet. It was too cold for me that day! I was inside on my Ipad! Thanks for sharing with us your beutiful photos! Keep posting!


    1. kd0602 Post author

      Thanks Mallory. Now I’m wondering, what would you photograph to capture your image of water? I’d love to see your post!

      Mrs. Douillard

  2. Mallory

    Dear Mrs.Douillard,
    I would certantly think about it, and if I came apoun just an amazing body of water I would soon to have a post about it!!!



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