Raindrops in a Stream

Raindrops in a Stream

I took this a few weeks ago during a light rainstorm. Unfortunately, my shutter speed (1/25 sec) wasn’t nearly fast enough to capture the ripples without blurring. Even at this size, sized for the web, the blur is apparent. That’s pretty bad. The light was too low and I was having trouble getting the image bright enough. I had the iso set at 800, but in retrospect, I should have set it even higher so I could have gotten that shutter speed up. Oh well, too late now.

If all the raindrops were bubblegum and gumdrops…

Here’s an illustration for you.  My kids came home with this song awhile ago and I always thought it was a silly, happy thing.  So, I illustrated it.  It’s formatted for a two-page spread.

I looked up the song lyrics to try to find out who wrote it so I could cite it, but didn’t come up with anything.  Apparently lots of kiddie singers have used this song, but I’m not sure who actually wrote it.  If you know, please tell me so I can cite it.  Thanks!

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I think the “tails” on the falling candy need to be longer and I’m not sure if I got the vanishing point exactly where it should be.  Some shading probably wouldn’t hurt either.  But, just for a blog post, I think I’ll resist obsessing over the image.  🙂  If I decide I want it in my portfolio, then I’ll look at it again and give full rein to my perfectionism.