Sunday, August 7, 2011

Water Droplets and Horse Eyes

There are many similarities in the way light moves through liquid and through eyes.

With a water droplet light passes through a clear fluid. The point of entry is usually a pin point highlight. The light passes through the water until it meets a solid it cannot pass through in this case a leaf. It is reflected back which gives the lighter reflected light at the bottom of the water droplet.

Even though the water droplet is clear it will still cast a shadow, which is darker than the leaf colour or the colour that the water droplet takes on through its transparency.

With the horse's eye light again passes through the eye and light reflects back which is why on the opposite side of the eye from the highlight there is the lighter area of reflected light.

Eyes are surrounded by upper and lower lids. The upper lid will often cast a shadow over the upper part of the eyeball, and the lower lid will depending on the light source have a slight cast shadow from the eyeball.

I will post both of these small studies at a later date when they are completed.

Today was a rainy day with hard downpours and thunderstorms. Although not many people attended the show Jo-Anne Connell Northey sold pottery and small items were sold by Bonnie Windover.

The hours for our show are:
07 Aug 11 - 12:30pm - 5:00pm
08 Aug 11 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
09 Aug 11 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
10 Aug 11 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
11 Aug 11 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
12 Aug 11 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
13 Aug 11 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
14 Aug 11 - 12:30pm - 5:00pm

Looking forward to seeing you if you are able to visit our show.