The Brevity of Buoyancy

This is our entry in The Daily Post Photo Challenge: Transient.

This photo of families enjoying a swimming pool illustrates the transient nature of fun in the sun.  Not quite Memorial Day, and not quite Summer, the pool is well-appreciated on this day.  The long exposure image captures the motion, or lack of motion, of swimmers as well as those poolside.

This photo was taken on May 29, 2017.  A 6-stop neutral density filter was used, giving an effective aperture value of f/45. Specs are:

Canon 100D, f/5.6, 1.6 sec, 50 mm


Nighttime at Terrace Resort, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam


This photo of a swimming pool at night reflects umbrellas in its perfectly still water.


Daytime at Terrace Resort, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

During the daylight, the swimmer sees trees reflected in and deflected by expanding ripples that disappear over the three infinity edges of the pool.