Philosophically, the universe has really never made things in ones. The Earth is special and everything else is different? No, we’ve got seven other planets. The sun? No, the sun is one of those dots in the night sky. The Milky Way? No, it’s one of a hundred billion galaxies. And the universe – maybe it’s countless other universes. – Neil deGrasse Tyson
I found a wonderful waterfall only 40 minutes from my home. I plan to visit this spot frequently, in different seasons, to try to improve my skills at photographing falling water. Here’s my favorite shot from my first visit, last week.
I returned just yesterday under sunnier skies and found that my photos of the SPOT included DOTS as well. What causes these sun spots? Dust on the lens? No sun shade?
Sometimes extra spots and dots in a shot are intentional, like in this portrait of my daughter’s partner practicing his DJ skills.
Spots and dots occur in the natural world for all kinds of fascinating reasons involving physics, camouflage, or other factors.
It’s a big Universe out there, or Universes, full of astonishing spots and dotted with wonders beyond imagination. My knowledge of them is miniscule, but my delight grows each day as I connect the dots and fill in the empty spots.
Clever and funny, Priscilla! And you have a waterfall spot! I would love to have one as well…The DJ was cleverly spotted indeed…thank you for letting us in on the fun!
My pleasure! Thanks for hosting and challenging me!
Beautifully shown and said Priscilla. Loved your nature shots especially
Perfect! You’ve got a range of the ordinary dots and spots and then one that is extraordinary — the line of lights behind the DJ. Kudos for creative thinking!!!
Thanks! Dance dots, I guess. 😉
Excellent. I love that first waterfall!
Thanks! I was really happy with that one, too. 🙂
I’m glad you found a spot to revisit. Lots of dots in nature..
Yes; I think it’ll be a particularly good spot when the weather gets really hot.
What a wonderful, diverse collection of dots and spots. I, too, have collected some sun spots over the years – sometimes I like what they add, other times they aren’t so attractive.
Thanks, Pat; yeah, I think maybe that’s what those shields are for on the lens
What fun. I can see why you enjoy going to that waterfall. I could spend a lot of time there myself and I really like the frog as well.
We do live in a big universe – so they are so many spots and dots. Well done!
Beautiful waterfall shot…well done.
Thanks! I took many, many attempts…