Japanese-style Pond

by kasperbergholt

Small section of a Japanese-style pond in the Gardens of the Royal Danish Horticultural Society. Pentax K5 & Carl Zeiss 35mm f/2.

I think this was my first through a reflective water surface with limited space. In this case, a zoom lens would have made sense.

About the area:

The Gardens of the Royal Danish Horticultural Society, located in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, were founded in 1830. Known as Haveselskabets Have in Danish, the gardens include a variety of themed sections, such as rose gardens, perennial borders and greenhouse structures.

They showcase a collection of native and exotic plants and serve as a retreat for visitors, offering educational programs, guided tours, and seasonal events.

The gardens also play a role in the preservation of Danish horticultural heritage, fostering appreciation for plant biodiversity and garden design.

Also see: Colony of miniature flowers.
Uploaded07/06/2024 - 15:47
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ISO400
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Posted 08/06/2024 - 21:31 Link
This is a very strange image. Are there air bubbles in ice. Can you explain what and how this image was produced.

Regards
Mike
kasperbergholt
Posted 09/06/2024 - 13:41 Link
MikeInDevon wrote:
This is a very strange image. Are there air bubbles in ice. Can you explain what and how this image was produced.

Regards
Mike

Good question, I can try.

The photo covers a section of a small Japanese-style pond.

The motif corresponds to a physical area of around 20 square centimeters photographed about 30 centimeters from the surface of the water.

The surface of the water has ended out looking like a layer of translucent ice.

The bubbles are caused by small fountain in the middle of the pond.

Below are fine strands of seaweed (that to me look like neuronal networks). They reminded a friend of mine of galactic clusters.
-- Kasper Bergholt
Posted 10/06/2024 - 22:35 Link
Many thanks for the detailed explanation.

I'll have a good look/study of your image on my laptop (using my phone now!) tomorrow.

Regards
Mike
kasperbergholt
Posted 11/06/2024 - 17:33 Link
MikeInDevon wrote:
Many thanks for the detailed explanation.

I'll have a good look/study of your image on my laptop (using my phone now!) tomorrow.

Regards
Mike

You're welcome - appreciate the interest!

Went to the same location the next day with my Nikon D3 with a Milvus 50mm macro lens - which made it possible to get 6 centimeters neaerer to the surface of the water.

I've tried to upload it here to the comments thread without luck - but it can be seen here.
-- Kasper Bergholt
Posted 11/06/2024 - 18:41 Link
Thanks for the update, it remains a very mysterious image! As Spock might say ‘ Fascinating’.

Probably seeing it in person it would be easier to comprehend the resulting image(s).

Best regards
Mike

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