A Drop of Music


I’ll start by saying that there are no Photoshop tricks in this image, the only adjustments done are for the black and white conversion and the regular exposure/contrast stuff. I have a picture and a small write up on how I did this just below the photo.

The setup consists of a ziplock bag filled with water that has a small hole poked in on corner; this allows for a somewhat consistent stream of drops. I suspend this over a glass that is nearly 100% full and then place the pattern or image I want behind this. You want to make sure your flash is on the lowest power output possible, as this will make the shortest flash burst duration. This helps in freezing the droplet with asΒ littleΒ blur as possible. I used some cardboard wrapped in foil to reflect as much light back as possible. The rest is all trial and error.Β  I believe it took almost 100 shots until I got the one I wanted.

By | 2013-04-26T09:26:28+00:00 September 14th, 2012|Abstract|424 Comments


  1. Personal Concerns September 14, 2012 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    How do you do this!! Unbelievable!

    • sistertongue September 15, 2012 at 7:17 am - Reply

      LOVE IT!!! I am also a photographer and spent many years doing this exact same kind of “play” setting up shots in my dining room with all kinds of improvised tools. So great to see someone else doing this – that creativity that unfolds quietly inside our own homes for no other reason than to make something beautiful and creative. The photo(s) on the site are fantastic and I like the inclusion of the process of making them.
      Wonderful, wonderful work/play/improv.

    • emilynicolestory September 17, 2012 at 5:42 pm - Reply

      WOW! Just wow! Very impressive!

    • wtfvegan September 19, 2012 at 12:12 pm - Reply

      Absolutely incredible! As a musician, this is a ‘must have’ for me!

  2. Honie Briggs September 14, 2012 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    Very cool!

  3. Nikitaland September 14, 2012 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    Hey Patrick! I am blown away by this photograph! Great Job! I can’t take my eyes off of it! Stunning! πŸ™‚

  4. Carol Welsh September 14, 2012 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    All I can say is…super cool! And, “The Boar’s Head Carol”??? πŸ™‚

  5. trschell September 14, 2012 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    Wonderful Patrick! Love the shot, and so PATIENT for a hiker πŸ™‚

    • webcentrick September 16, 2012 at 4:35 pm - Reply

      I thought the exact same thing! I know serious hikers are very process oriented, but seems atypical in this case.

  6. hikingtohealthy September 14, 2012 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    I agree, very cool!

  7. afterthoughtarchive September 14, 2012 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    Very cool!

  8. April L Lyon September 14, 2012 at 2:37 pm - Reply


  9. fransiweinstein September 14, 2012 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    Fabulous! Love the idea. You sure have patience.

  10. Marti Parham September 14, 2012 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    Love, love, love this image! BTW thanks for liking Marti Ink. I would love to use one of your images for an inspirational some day.

  11. AYearOfTravel September 14, 2012 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    I love that a ziploc bag set up next to your kitchen sink can produce such a magical shot. So simple, but inspired!

  12. 2 Rivers Photos September 14, 2012 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    Your photography is INSANE πŸ™‚ Keep on posting…

  13. kdunn5372 September 14, 2012 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    I love this picture! I don’t usually want to buy pictures, but I am honestly considering this one. You are an amazing photographer. πŸ™‚

  14. Marti Parham September 14, 2012 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    That should have been “inspirational quote”. Mistakes happen when you type too fast.

  15. writerwannabe2011 September 14, 2012 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    Brilliant — thanks for sharing!

  16. squirrel circus September 14, 2012 at 2:50 pm - Reply


  17. msfihaki September 14, 2012 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    I think it’s great that you explain your methodology in taking this photo! Beautifully done!

  18. NZ Cate September 14, 2012 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    That’s brilliant. Thanks for persisting with it. It was worth the effort. πŸ™‚

  19. Roxy Roxstar September 14, 2012 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    So cool!!!! πŸ˜€

  20. RoSy September 14, 2012 at 3:00 pm - Reply


  21. annenieannenou September 14, 2012 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    Wow, magnificant work

  22. snipswit September 14, 2012 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    Sometimes it’s the simplest things in life that gives us the most beauty. Great shot!

  23. myabsolutefragileessence September 14, 2012 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    You are so very talented, thank you for sharing your talent w/us!! Keep it up!!

  24. Simple Heart Girl September 14, 2012 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    Your stuff is fantastic. πŸ™‚

  25. Jennie September 14, 2012 at 3:14 pm - Reply


  26. Dizzy September 14, 2012 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    Far. Out. Wow.

    What patience, Grasshopper.

    Hope you have an awesome weekend!

    • irena September 14, 2012 at 3:36 pm - Reply

      Amazing, but I’m not surprised. It is so expected from such a talented person according by all of your previous works. Continue in this direction!

  27. madimoore September 14, 2012 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    This is amazing. I love how Photoshop was not used.

  28. Richert Manjarres September 14, 2012 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing the magic behind the trick. Very impressive.

  29. Tarina September 14, 2012 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    Wow, awesome, fantastic incredible and everything else everyone has already said here…. πŸ˜€
    I love water drop shots. But you must have been so patient with the hundred shots…. I don’t know if I could ever do that…. πŸ˜€

    • Natalie September 14, 2012 at 3:37 pm - Reply

      Holy mackerel, that’s so cool!

  30. Rosh September 14, 2012 at 3:35 pm - Reply

    Brilliant Patrick…Its soo wonderful.. Loved the capture. Thanks for following my blog and I hope you enjoyed reading my posts.. Good luck for all your ventures.. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  31. David September 14, 2012 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    Way cool. And, a lot of patience and ingenuity on your part.

  32. jenami September 14, 2012 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    I love this. Thanks for the explanation!

  33. Blue Girl September 14, 2012 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    Wow wow wow love it! May have to have a go at this – I love water droplets but I’ve only every photographed them stationary! Love it!

  34. quite simply September 14, 2012 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    Patrick your images are stunning and thank you for sharing your technique for this shot – I’m going to give it a try. πŸ™‚

  35. Maddie Cochere September 14, 2012 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    That is one of the coolest things I have ever seen. And to be beautiful as well. I’m amazed.

  36. forhisgloryandpraise September 14, 2012 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    I love the photo of the waterdrop and music. It is amazing!

  37. SomewhereAmazing September 14, 2012 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    Stunning stunning stunning! I know virtually nothing about photography but I can appreciate an amazing photo, I am in awe of your skills.

    I love where you wrote “I believe it took almost 100 shots until I got the one I wanted.” As in photography, so in life, try and try and try again until you succeed. I wonder how many times you were tempted to give up? Or if you were tempted at all?

    Wonderful post πŸ™‚

  38. April September 14, 2012 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    What a cool shot! Like all the other comments have said, that must have taken a lot of patience. I know I wouldn’t have the patience to wait for such a great shot! Thanks for sharing!!!

  39. T September 14, 2012 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    Just… wow. This is amazing.

  40. alphathread September 14, 2012 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    Just goes to show what you can do when you set your mind to it! Great image. Chris G

  41. keagiles September 14, 2012 at 4:18 pm - Reply


  42. simplycontemplating September 14, 2012 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous, what a work of art.

  43. SIN September 14, 2012 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    Amazing photo. I’m always looking for cover art for my magazine. The Fall issue is ‘change’, any in your collection that would be suitable with full credit, would be great: sales@the-poison-apple.com

  44. Tahani Shihab September 14, 2012 at 4:24 pm - Reply


  45. bookpeeps September 14, 2012 at 4:29 pm - Reply


  46. fantasyfurnace September 14, 2012 at 4:30 pm - Reply


  47. Calvin Koepke September 14, 2012 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    Well done, indeed, sir.

  48. Matthew Thompson September 14, 2012 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    Wow… that is really cool!

  49. Sones September 14, 2012 at 4:36 pm - Reply

    You have a great eye! Your work gets better and better, and it started out great. So what does that make it now?! πŸ™‚

  50. The Real Man Project September 14, 2012 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    Love the pictures Patrick! These are incredible! Also thank you so much your support on therealmanproject.com, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it!

    ~Jeremy Adam (TRMP)

  51. Samuel Smith September 14, 2012 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    Damn, I admire ingenuity.

  52. chasta12 September 14, 2012 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    Amazing and incredibly cool! I’m curious as to where you got the idea for this photograph?

  53. Bonnie at {PaperKeeper} September 14, 2012 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    Awesome doesn’t begin to cover it, and then you tell us how! So amazing!

  54. Clanmother September 14, 2012 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    You make music every time you pick up your camera….

  55. beckyb26 September 14, 2012 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    This is an amazing picture!

    Thanks for visiting and liking my blog. I love photography, so will definitely check here as often as I can. πŸ™‚

  56. angelamsbrightside September 14, 2012 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    Fantastic. Would love to have the water/music one hanging on my wall. You are a genius!

  57. Elizabeth Lee September 14, 2012 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    This is really stunning, and so creative. Your posts never disappoint!

  58. Mark Goodwin September 14, 2012 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    Excellent pic Patrick, and a lovely idea.
    Thank you also for your generosity is posting the technique/set up you used to make the shot.
    Best wishes

  59. Dakino September 14, 2012 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    Amazingly beautiful.

  60. Kalliope Amorphous September 14, 2012 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    Beautifully executed concept!!

  61. hubblebubblenews September 14, 2012 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on Fun on the Homestead and commented:
    Beautiful picture.

  62. Ginger Smoothy and Otto Pilot September 14, 2012 at 5:42 pm - Reply

    This photo is amazing, it reminds me of one I saw recently of m&ms in water drops , the guy had set up m&ms in a box with a piece of glass over top and sprinkled water on it , and took the picture looking down , you can google it and see what I’m talking about , anyway I really like this one, would be a good gift for someone that likes music

  63. Healing Lotus September 14, 2012 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    “Music is well said to be the speech of angels” ~ Gorgeous shots!!!!

  64. annetjiesepoems September 14, 2012 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    That is amazing!

  65. LaDona's Music Studio September 14, 2012 at 5:50 pm - Reply


  66. stretchyhannah September 14, 2012 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    Fantastic! Totally stunning.

  67. megadearth September 14, 2012 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    Looking good, Patrick!

  68. klrs09 September 14, 2012 at 6:07 pm - Reply

    That is so cool! Thanks for sharing how you achieved it.

  69. klrs09 September 14, 2012 at 6:09 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on All That Matters and commented:
    Patricks photographs are amazing. Please check him out. I’m so glad he stopped in to check out my blog! I would have really missed something if he hadn’t.

  70. klrs09 September 14, 2012 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    Patrick, I hope you don’t mind but I reblogged this because it’s so amazing.

  71. MySecretsOfSerenity September 14, 2012 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    Amazing!!!! So creative. Does this photograph have a special story?

  72. annesimagery September 14, 2012 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    What lens did you use? I love this!

  73. Hidden Passions September 14, 2012 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    Such a level of precision. Which camera do you have?

  74. Jo September 14, 2012 at 6:35 pm - Reply


  75. electionquestion2012 September 14, 2012 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    This is genius, Patrick. Many years ago I tried to get a pic of a milk drop with a film camera. Brutal! Never got anything even approaching this.

  76. ITWS September 14, 2012 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    Great photos, all of them! I aspire to take photos like you do. Wow!! I guess I have to move beyond point and shoot : )

  77. Arianne Edwards September 14, 2012 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    The way you came up with this concept is just beyond me. Simply amazing work.

  78. Joanne September 14, 2012 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    Brilliant! πŸ™‚

  79. unfetteredbs September 14, 2012 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    interesting and wowzers

  80. The Seas Of Mintaka September 14, 2012 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    Wow! Is this ever amazing! You sure do have some incredible, ingenious ideas there!

  81. Lisa Ruff September 14, 2012 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    Wow that is an amazing photo!! Totally awesome

  82. sarahes713 September 14, 2012 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    This is so gorgeous!

  83. gwendalynabrams September 14, 2012 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    Very Creative! I like it πŸ™‚

  84. Tiffini September 14, 2012 at 8:11 pm - Reply


  85. rynnasaryonnah September 14, 2012 at 8:14 pm - Reply

    This is A-MA-ZING. And so unique!

  86. Humans Are Weird September 14, 2012 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    Wow, dude. Many, many wows!

    This is beautiful

  87. iampotassium September 14, 2012 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    This picture is so beautiful. I love it. Nice work… I also like that you explained how you did it because I want to try it myself! πŸ™‚

    By the way, thanks for stopping by my blog!

  88. lindsayleighbentley September 14, 2012 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    just wanted to thank you for the “like” on my post…beautiful photography! my husband is a musician, so these are really appealing to me.

  89. The mysterious author of this blog September 14, 2012 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    Beautiful work Patrick.

  90. Jessica@CapeofDreams September 14, 2012 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    I was blown away by that shot. Where did you get your inspiration? (If you don’t mind sharing.)

  91. Nichole Rodriguez September 14, 2012 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    Love it!!!

  92. onyourwaytolalaland September 14, 2012 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    So amazing!!! What an idea”

  93. Jim September 14, 2012 at 9:05 pm - Reply

    Awesome, thanks for sharing how it was done.

  94. dawn of april September 14, 2012 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    Love it! Might make a great addition to my music room!

  95. henrymowry September 14, 2012 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    Thanks for showing your setup. Th[s is great work!

  96. jsbnew September 14, 2012 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    A Drop of Music, for an audiophile like myself, is one of the baddest flicks I’ve seen online. That was awesome! And, thank you for following my blog, Give Me My Flowers While I Yet Live.. God Bless.

  97. Ian Rastall September 14, 2012 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    Utterly brilliant. Reblogging. πŸ™‚

  98. Ian Rastall September 14, 2012 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on Bunch of Weirdness and commented:
    I don’t want to just take the image and repost it, so I’m reblogging. The amount of sheer thought and effort that went into this is mind-boggling. Excellent.

  99. Carolin Grandin September 14, 2012 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    Fantastic photo Patrick! Love it!!

  100. Rie Gordon September 14, 2012 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    Not amazing but – AHHHHHMAHHHHHZING!!!!
    Thanks for the support on my blog (www.HeSaidRieSaid.com), I’m glad you found me so that I could find you – and YOUR art!

  101. uncomfortable2change September 14, 2012 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    You have a shit ton of comments on here about how awesome this photo is….
    The photo is great….
    However, your description of your technique is what really makes it spectacular.

  102. Jiksun September 14, 2012 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    Interesting! You should look into food photography if you haven’t already. Launching salads and shrimps across a backdrop, and photographing them is huge money apparently.

  103. nightlake September 14, 2012 at 9:33 pm - Reply


  104. edithlevyphotography September 14, 2012 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    Absolutely awesome image. Thanks for sharing your setup.

  105. dasmouse September 14, 2012 at 9:40 pm - Reply


  106. ultimatekeyxiii September 14, 2012 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    Time to do something same. :)) Thanks for this idea.

  107. Cyn September 14, 2012 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    I love reading how you set up your technique on how you took this photo. Amazing!

  108. justalittlebitloudernow September 14, 2012 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    That is amazing – you’re a little bit clever!

  109. Mary September 14, 2012 at 9:52 pm - Reply

    This is beautiful.

  110. Kate September 14, 2012 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    Patrick I just love this. Your photos are so beautiful!

  111. loniduek September 14, 2012 at 10:16 pm - Reply

    Super original and creative! πŸ˜‰
    Thanks again for checking out my blog
    do you speak spanish?

  112. Mike September 14, 2012 at 10:16 pm - Reply

    I like the choice of music. You a Brit?

  113. Renee September 14, 2012 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Really great photos! i especially like the first one! nice work, keep it up πŸ˜›

  114. manningtreearchive September 14, 2012 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    Fantastic, Patrick.

  115. pandaposes September 14, 2012 at 10:36 pm - Reply

    Wow, this is just breathtaking. This picture is so inspiring!

  116. yessiesuniartie September 14, 2012 at 10:36 pm - Reply

    its really cool, awesome πŸ˜€

  117. limbojumbo September 14, 2012 at 10:44 pm - Reply

    It’s surreal Patrick.. Simply Wow!!

  118. thatstephkirby September 14, 2012 at 10:48 pm - Reply

    This is pretty awesome. I’ll have to try it out!

  119. Dieu September 14, 2012 at 10:48 pm - Reply

    All I can say is, WOW.

  120. mikeslayen September 14, 2012 at 10:55 pm - Reply

    Awesome but why the Boars Head Carol?

  121. mikeslayen September 14, 2012 at 10:57 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on Mike Slayen Studios and commented:
    This is an awesome music photo…check out how he does too!

  122. Kim Marie September 14, 2012 at 11:03 pm - Reply

    Your photos are amazing!!!! I’ll follow you from my photography blog too! Thanks for the likes! πŸ™‚

  123. Sheedah Dee Cooks... September 14, 2012 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    Stunning!!!!! I need this on my wall! And would love to gift a print to a friend. Are prints available for purchase?

  124. okeanoswaves September 14, 2012 at 11:24 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on Okeanoswavesβ„’ and commented:
    Amazing shot.

  125. Sheedah Dee Cooks... September 14, 2012 at 11:36 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on …Shower Sangin' and Culinarily Creatin'… and commented:
    Absolutely stunning! I’m so in love…

    For all of the music makers & music lovers…

    Beautiful photo via Patrick Latter. Please check out his blog…

  126. theunromanticadventures September 14, 2012 at 11:40 pm - Reply

    1. your pictures are amazing. let’s be best friends. lol
    2. you reddit??? let’s be best friends.
    3. your canadian hiking adventure- so jealous. let’s be… actually, as ridiculously athletic as my ultimate frisbee skills would lead you to believe, doubt i could keep up on a glacier. like your blog, thanks for sharing. : )

  127. […] A beautifully creative photograph by Patrick Latter… […]

  128. […] A beautifully creative photograph by Patrick Latter… […]

  129. lizforaday September 15, 2012 at 12:38 am - Reply

    That is an awesome shot! How did you even think of doing this? πŸ™‚

  130. WDC September 15, 2012 at 12:39 am - Reply

    Cool & Beautiful. Great title as well.

  131. equisway September 15, 2012 at 12:44 am - Reply


  132. annaintechnicolor September 15, 2012 at 12:45 am - Reply

    So incredibly amazing. You have a gift. πŸ™‚

  133. JeannieRichard September 15, 2012 at 1:12 am - Reply

    Well, you definitely hit the right note with this stupendous fine photo print.
    Even more interesting to read how you did it and to see the rawness of it all behind the scenes!
    And to even share how you did it *APPLAUD*

  134. Collective Compositions September 15, 2012 at 1:14 am - Reply

    Reblogged this on CollectiveCompositions! and commented:

  135. adamorsolyamaria September 15, 2012 at 1:39 am - Reply

    HΕ±Ε±Ε±Ε±Ε±Ε±Ε±Ε±Ε±Ε±Ε±Ε±Ε±Ε±. (its wow in hungarian). CGRT.

  136. jackichan111 September 15, 2012 at 1:43 am - Reply

    I love photography and I am always amazed as to how some shots are done. Thank you for showing and sharing with us your methods for your wonderful shot! Also, thank you for liking my post and following!

    You’ve got some really neat and magical pieces on your blog – I’m a fan!

  137. oneweekwanderer September 15, 2012 at 1:46 am - Reply


  138. romansteel September 15, 2012 at 2:03 am - Reply

    As usual, envious of your camera abilities. Keep up the great work.

  139. alicetreasure September 15, 2012 at 3:15 am - Reply

    I wish you could send people messages on here instead of having to comment on their posts…
    Anyway, thanks for following my blog!
    Your photos are beautiful and I’ll be sure to check back regularly to see more.
    All the best,


  140. shovonc September 15, 2012 at 3:46 am - Reply

    Our son plays the piano and loves photography. I’m forwarding this to him. It’s awesome.

  141. walnut95 September 15, 2012 at 3:57 am - Reply

    amazing photo and thanks for sharing the theory behind how it was done. Sometimes people think photographs just happen but they dont always appreicate how many shots it takes to get the “one” and the hard work and time behind it. Thanks for following my blog too.

  142. tableofcolors September 15, 2012 at 4:28 am - Reply

    So cool, and loved getting the inside of how you did it!

  143. myoutdoorexplorations September 15, 2012 at 4:56 am - Reply

    A totally amazing photograph

  144. writer29uk September 15, 2012 at 5:06 am - Reply

    Stunning phot!

  145. Jackie Jones September 15, 2012 at 5:07 am - Reply

    The result of your persistence was well worth it. One of the best black and whites I’ve seen in a while.

  146. YellowCable September 15, 2012 at 5:29 am - Reply

    So cool and thanks for sharing!

  147. It's what's on tap... September 15, 2012 at 5:49 am - Reply

    Nice! I may just have to try this now. I’m a musician and a photographer so you hit all the right notes on this one. Thanks for the set up shot, too. Amazing how simple these things can be. Cheers!

  148. makagutu September 15, 2012 at 6:10 am - Reply

    so so cool photography!

  149. terrypetersen September 15, 2012 at 6:11 am - Reply

    I play my own songs, but nothing in water dropped notes. Awesome!

  150. Virginia September 15, 2012 at 6:54 am - Reply

    This is an absolutely STUNNING photo. It’s mesmerising. x

  151. Lesley September 15, 2012 at 7:05 am - Reply

    Truly a stunning photograph! And thanks for sharing how you captured it – absolutely amazing work.

  152. Kelly (Cobwebs, Cupcakes & Crayons) September 15, 2012 at 7:19 am - Reply

    Your photographs are truly stunning…

  153. Kristin Barton Cuthriell September 15, 2012 at 7:25 am - Reply

    Stunning! Your work is amazing.

  154. violetski September 15, 2012 at 7:57 am - Reply


  155. ronablackphotography September 15, 2012 at 8:45 am - Reply

    You’ve combined two of my passions, macro photography and music, into one terrific image. Bravo.

  156. There for a reason's Rachel September 15, 2012 at 9:15 am - Reply

    Well worth the time and effort, to be sure!

  157. alyssarassi September 15, 2012 at 9:20 am - Reply

    Absolutely beautiful! I’ve never seen anything like this!

  158. plaintain1 September 15, 2012 at 9:35 am - Reply

    Love your photo’s and thanks for liking my article on David Lammy. It is just timely that I should come across your blog, the reason I say is that we are considering along with our son, on making an application to one or two of the Universities in Canada. I didn’t realise that Canada held such great beauty which your photo’s demonstrate so well. Thanks for this!

  159. Rivka And Her Wit September 15, 2012 at 10:05 am - Reply

    Incredible photograph! And so generous of you to showcase the method of achieving it. Not that I will attempt to emulate your mastery, for I don’t even own a camera. My “eye” is concretely inept of seeing the world through a lens. However, I can see art and beauty in the gifts of others! πŸ™‚

  160. andBerlin September 15, 2012 at 10:09 am - Reply

    Absolutely incredible image and thank you for sharing the secret of how you managed to capture it.

  161. abitjuakali September 15, 2012 at 10:10 am - Reply

    The careful, calculated look of it is stunning. You are truly a wonderful inspiration. Thank you for sharing.

  162. lovesandhatesofagrumpyyoungwoman September 15, 2012 at 10:16 am - Reply

    Hey I’ve nominated you for the lovely blogger award, http://lovesandhatesofagrumpyyoungwoman.wordpress.com/ good luck!

  163. balavasakan September 15, 2012 at 10:24 am - Reply

    Wow.. How i am lucky to find ur blog..!

  164. Pam from eclecticlivinghome September 15, 2012 at 10:44 am - Reply

    Absolutely Awesome!

  165. okiegalphotography September 15, 2012 at 11:07 am - Reply

    Amazing picture, and I love that you included your set up!

  166. krystalarnelle September 15, 2012 at 11:10 am - Reply

    this is intensely cool!!

  167. Stunning Pic πŸ™‚

  168. glamorouswriter September 15, 2012 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for following my blog! This has to be one of the coolest photos I’ve ever seen! Your very talented! This photo is so well planned out.

    -The Glamorous Writer

  169. Tahani Shihab September 15, 2012 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! Check out the link here:

  170. irishkatie September 15, 2012 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    oh my lord….100 shots! The result though is fabulous.

  171. SFroodDr September 15, 2012 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    What an extraordinary picture…

  172. Miss Rosie September 15, 2012 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    holy shit… THAT is cool.

  173. Imelda September 15, 2012 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    What a creative shot. Your patience with taking all of those shots you took paid off really well.

  174. zelmare September 15, 2012 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    Wow, amazing shot!!! I am in awe of your patience. πŸ™‚

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  176. rsh01 September 15, 2012 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    I have no words. Tthat is one of the most beautiful images I’ve ever seen. You are so blessed to have such incredible talent! Much respect!

  177. kelihasablog September 15, 2012 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    Wow, that is so creative! I just love it. I know you get a million comments and probably would rather not participate, and that’s ok, but i needed to nominate 15 people for The One Lovely Blog Award… and yours IS lovely… so I nominated you. It’s on my blog, but with all these comments I doubt you’ll find this until next Christmas…LOL

  178. dearrosie September 15, 2012 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    Even though I can see from the number of comments above that I’m not the only one going WOW I have to add my congratulations on your incredible photo plus your patience in producing it. 100 tries!

  179. ghetto333 September 15, 2012 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    Wonderful blog man thought I would nominate you for an award. Link below provides the info.

  180. underourbootsoles September 15, 2012 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    I love that you shared the secrets of this lovely photograph, though I was so curious about why you chose The Boar’s Head Carol. I googled the carol since I didn’t know it. Now I love the picture even more, since the carol harks back to the blurry days of pagan ritual mingled with Christmas, a song recalling a jolly boar slaughtering at the winter solstice. I’m glad you are so patient and caught this moment after 100 tries. Very cool. Thanks πŸ™‚

  181. podnumber2 September 15, 2012 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    How you have time to check your WP Reader and like one of my little posts when you’re doing this kind of amazing photography and sharing it with us, is beyond me! But a lot of it is beyond me anyway, so I can accept it. πŸ™‚ Thanks!

  182. Susan Bellfield September 15, 2012 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    Absolutely beautiful. I would even say profoundly beautiful. I love what you do.

  183. monkeyfacekim September 15, 2012 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    This picture is absolutely gorgeous! Great work πŸ˜€

  184. Still Times September 15, 2012 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    This is beautiful, you are as my daughter’s like to say, ” A freaking genius”. ha! Fantastic work!

  185. Melody Stotler September 15, 2012 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    As a musician, I’m drooling over having this in my study. Hell, as a human I’m in shock and awe. Incredible.

  186. kajoemanis September 15, 2012 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    W.O.W. keep up the good work!

  187. misslottieblogs September 15, 2012 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    I really, really like this.

  188. greenlightlady September 15, 2012 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    I’m impressed with both the photo and your patience!
    ~ Wendy

  189. sittingpugs September 15, 2012 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    Awesome. What can you do with the phrase, “spoonful of sugar” ?

  190. Jon-Paul September 15, 2012 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    “Whoa-ah!” [quote from ‘Juno’] This is nothing shy of spectacular! And for once, a real true bonafide photographer actually explains how he captures shots! You make it sound so easy…however, your results are incredible! Just out of curiosity do you know of a Canadian photog named Geoffrey Barrenger? He does fashion stuff. Oh yeah…could you please keep “Simpleminds” between us? The author is a really young lady named Paula Castle and I every now and again will assist with placement of photos. Please! Love you work, man!!


  191. jennymiller62 September 15, 2012 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    Holy cow! Awesome picture! I came by to say thanks for liking my blog, but your pictures deserve more praise. Good work, and keep it up.

  192. 1977adrian September 15, 2012 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on Continued.

  193. Bryan Alwyn Jones September 15, 2012 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    pretty incredible man,I really like the fact you can get the image out of your minds eye and freeze it in time.

  194. Jeff Nguyen Eckert September 15, 2012 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    Both images are incredible, I especially like the black and white. I wish I could take these kinds of photos.

  195. Inge September 15, 2012 at 7:08 pm - Reply


    Thanks for sharing your work!

  196. miranda isis September 15, 2012 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    woooooww! this is incredible! your photos are mesmerizing to look at. a true gift!

  197. Teju September 15, 2012 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    awesome capture, loved it’s title ‘ a drop of music’! I say, may be all be blessed with an ocean of the same kind, for what’s life without some quality music in it? πŸ™‚ too good a pic!

  198. lushlili September 15, 2012 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    That is truely amazing! I love this shot!

    Thanks for sharing your artwork

  199. ReddRead September 15, 2012 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    Were my godfather still alive I think he’d be VERY impressed with this piece. He was a photographer, he did a lot of work with carbon printing and was very against digital photography and photoshop. As a musician myself, I’m absolutely SMITTEN with this piece!!! And all the effort you put into simply capturing the shot is amazing! Congratulations on a spectacular outcome!

  200. Dorothy Lynn September 15, 2012 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    So incredibly beautiful!!!!!

  201. urbanstreethiker September 15, 2012 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    Great shot. I love the backstory phot.

  202. urbanstreethiker September 15, 2012 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    Shot that is.

  203. culturemorph September 15, 2012 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on culturemorph.

  204. laurabennet September 15, 2012 at 10:35 pm - Reply

    Amazing. Thanks for sharing how you did it! I love the creativity.

  205. J-Bo September 15, 2012 at 10:40 pm - Reply

    Very cool!!!

  206. gabygabyss September 15, 2012 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    Wow, this is beyond beauty.. It’s simply amazing, I can’t be bored looking at it… your site is definitely inspiring.

  207. borrowedstrength September 15, 2012 at 11:22 pm - Reply

    I’ve looked through several of your posts. Very impressive. And when I looked at your prices for prints, I almost fell out of my chair. I couldn’t believe how inexpensive they were. I will definitely be getting some prints!! I found your blog because you checked out mine. I’m SO glad you did!

  208. motivationalrants September 15, 2012 at 11:25 pm - Reply

    Amazing shot..love the creativity!!

  209. Where's Wiwi? September 15, 2012 at 11:32 pm - Reply

    That turned out really well! I’ve always meant to try this kind of photography but then i get too lazy!

  210. flujan September 15, 2012 at 11:53 pm - Reply

    Damnnnnn… you got over 600 likes on that one… You are obviously AMAZING!!!! HAhahaaa…

  211. thefiddleer September 15, 2012 at 11:59 pm - Reply


  212. AJ Rogers September 16, 2012 at 12:10 am - Reply

    Very, very cool!!

  213. Gary Moore September 16, 2012 at 12:32 am - Reply

    Stunning. Loving your work.

    All the best


  214. Chris Breebaart September 16, 2012 at 3:05 am - Reply

    Hello, I just nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blog Award. I do hope you accept the nomination; check my blog for the requirements and regulations that come along πŸ˜‰ Chris

  215. flowermenow1 September 16, 2012 at 3:36 am - Reply

    Incredible photo ! Great job !!!!

  216. [ayu] September 16, 2012 at 4:11 am - Reply

    what a brilliant shot!

  217. mindfulness4now September 16, 2012 at 4:33 am - Reply

    Unbelievable photography…how you set it up is fantastic and what an effort. Thankyou. Leanne

  218. sakuraandme September 16, 2012 at 4:46 am - Reply

    I love looking at your site. I get to see beauty through your eyes:)

  219. sliceoflondonlife September 16, 2012 at 5:01 am - Reply

    Beautiful. And thanks for sharing how you achieved it. Very inspiring

  220. poetrycurator September 16, 2012 at 5:22 am - Reply


  221. adinparadise September 16, 2012 at 5:58 am - Reply

    Incredible! What tenacity. πŸ™‚

  222. B September 16, 2012 at 6:06 am - Reply

    Well, I now know what I’ll be doing with the rest of my Sunday. Awesome photo!

  223. Shaishav Lodha September 16, 2012 at 6:15 am - Reply

    Good One….

  224. Nikki September 16, 2012 at 9:00 am - Reply

    That is so cool! I just started getting into a little photography because I cover fashion shows for my blog, but that is true artistry at its best! So good!

  225. Puneesh Suri September 16, 2012 at 10:14 am - Reply

    WOW! This is amazing!

  226. amracu871012 September 16, 2012 at 10:35 am - Reply

    Beautiful, just beautiful!

  227. C. September 16, 2012 at 11:00 am - Reply

    Fantastic shot!

  228. livingthescottishdream September 16, 2012 at 11:45 am - Reply

    Your photographs simply brighten my day!

  229. caliroe September 16, 2012 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    At first look, I held my breath not wanting to disturb the droplets. Photography? Yes! Art? Absolutely! I’m simply an amateur photographer and this lit a fire in me to press on. Stunning!

  230. jelillie September 16, 2012 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    Absolutely the coolest photo I have seen today!

  231. eion247 September 16, 2012 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    Hey, I’ve nominated you for the Lovely Blogger Award! Good luck!

  232. Angel September 16, 2012 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    Thanks for liking my blog, it’s not much. Sweet of you to follow me. πŸ™‚
    Absolutely LOVE your photography! You do beautiful work. What a fun life you must have!
    I’m now following your blog & following you on fb.

  233. nutsfortreasure September 16, 2012 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    TOO Brilliant! I love so much about this love watching a MASTER WORK

  234. mlatimerridley September 16, 2012 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    Wow this is an absolutely beautiful photo, really impressive!

  235. Odette September 16, 2012 at 2:48 pm - Reply


  236. 15wattLasVegas September 16, 2012 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    Wow that’s is incredible. Microcosm/macrocosm.
    Thank you for the follow – you’re work is great!


  237. Jen Letts September 16, 2012 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    Coolest image of the day! What a fun way to spend an afternoon…

  238. Tiffany September 16, 2012 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    Wow! Amazing photo! I wish I could learn to use my camera to take as awesome photos as you do. πŸ™‚

  239. 2ndhalfolife September 16, 2012 at 5:12 pm - Reply

    Very nice!

  240. mskraizy September 16, 2012 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    Simple and elegant. I’m not a professional at taking pictures but I kinda wanna give this a try now! This was a cool idea!

  241. nealxavier September 16, 2012 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    This shot is amazing!! Great work!

  242. Clanmother September 16, 2012 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    Hello, I have just nominated your blog for the One Lovely Blog Award:
    I would be honoured if you accepted the nomination.
    Rebecca aka Clanmother/ChasingART

  243. Adam_Schicker September 16, 2012 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    This is amazing and an inspiration to keep thinking outside the box and strive to capture something truly unique, kudos to you!

  244. Real Life Farm Wife September 16, 2012 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    Fantastic shot! Thanks for sharing the behind-the-scenes photo and how you did it.

  245. shaynagehl September 16, 2012 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    I could NOT believe you didn’t use any editing techniques for this aside from BW conversion. Incredible. Absolute perfection.

  246. samacwns September 16, 2012 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    This is amazing! Thanks for explaining how you did it too. πŸ™‚

  247. Leslyn T. Tungol September 16, 2012 at 9:43 pm - Reply

    Mind. Blown.

  248. amandajfrench September 16, 2012 at 10:26 pm - Reply

    Absolutely amazing photograph Patrick! I love experimenting with my camera. All your photographs are amazing.

  249. Vania September 16, 2012 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    THIS is WICKED. i love the photo!

  250. Billy Saffyre September 17, 2012 at 12:00 am - Reply

    This is a spectacular picture. Great job!

  251. letters from val September 17, 2012 at 12:40 am - Reply


  252. Kelly Ryan September 17, 2012 at 12:49 am - Reply


  253. The Sicilian Housewife September 17, 2012 at 1:17 am - Reply

    That’s absolutely stunning!
    Are you thinking of any other backgrounds to try next? (If you have the time!!!)
    I wonder if you could get a reflection of one of your other photographs in the droplet? Like a picture of a lake.
    Anyway, I love your photos. They really are uplifting.

  254. She Escobar September 17, 2012 at 1:48 am - Reply

    Absolutely stunning!

  255. ayna September 17, 2012 at 4:09 am - Reply

    really really really awesome!!!

  256. maelorenzoβ™‘ September 17, 2012 at 4:57 am - Reply

    I want to make a comment, but I don’t know how to put it in words! lol:))))) You’re one blessed guy! πŸ˜‰ God bless you and your family more! πŸ™‚

  257. bondiwaves September 17, 2012 at 5:10 am - Reply

    What an amazing photo!

  258. hisrevelations September 17, 2012 at 6:04 am - Reply

    indescribably unique and Gorgeous!

  259. talktotheshoe September 17, 2012 at 6:38 am - Reply

    Visual poetry. Just breathtaking. Thank you for sharing the beauty, Kat Bastion

  260. simonnurse September 17, 2012 at 6:50 am - Reply

    Fantastic photo and thanks for sharing the technique.

  261. dianesloftis September 17, 2012 at 6:51 am - Reply

    This is incredible! Creative, beautiful, and talent! I would love this framed in my home! Do you sell your work? <3

    • Patrick Latter September 17, 2012 at 6:59 am - Reply

      Thanks! I do, you can click on the images to be brought to an online print shop.

  262. greavesadmin September 17, 2012 at 7:02 am - Reply

    Fantastic shot! Love the idea. Thanks for sharing the ‘how to’!

  263. sarahjaneprosetry September 17, 2012 at 7:07 am - Reply

    This is incredible and you make it look so effortless

  264. jcfreel September 17, 2012 at 7:36 am - Reply

    flip 0_0. (i think, judging by all these comments, you already know how mind blowing it is so i’ll just leave it at that!)

  265. mariposatree September 17, 2012 at 7:45 am - Reply

    A drop of music visually defines why it’s good to have perseverance. Fantastic photo!

  266. Ritva's ART / Ritva SillanmΓ€ki September 17, 2012 at 7:49 am - Reply

    This is great shot – love it!

  267. joytourandtravel September 17, 2012 at 8:14 am - Reply

    Your blog is too amazing! Just for fun, I nominated you for the fun little “One Lovely Blog” I’d change it to “One Gorgeous Blog” I have found your blog to be quite β€œlovely” and nominated you for the β€œOne Lovely Blog” award. Go to blog.joytours.com to check out the rules! Congrats on all your beautiful art!

  268. Moazzam Shaikh September 17, 2012 at 8:30 am - Reply

    Mind blowing!!! You have such an awesome blog. I love the passion that flows in your photographs. And thanks for reading my blog as well. I’m glad that you find my blog really able to be liked!!! Thanks man!

  269. From The Pews September 17, 2012 at 8:47 am - Reply

    Thank you for sharing the Beauty of the image…

    But above all, thank you for your unselfishness in sharing your technique!!

    That is so Awesome of you!!!!!!!!!


    God Love You β™₯

  270. laurenbrumley September 17, 2012 at 8:55 am - Reply

    Thanks for the follow! I came over to check out your blog… and I’m glad I did! Some really neat photos. Love this idea with the music notes behind the water droplet. Awesome!

  271. Kim September 17, 2012 at 9:04 am - Reply

    HI Patrick, that photo is absolutely phenomenal!….it’s a definite wow!!……thanks for the “like” re: “Celebrating Bahamian Praise (5)”…….continue to shine in your own unique way……….blessings!…….KIm

  272. jmslesin September 17, 2012 at 9:14 am - Reply

    That is amazing! Great Job!

  273. lenfirewood September 17, 2012 at 9:19 am - Reply

    Inspiring work!

  274. twistedmuses September 17, 2012 at 9:22 am - Reply

    Two of the things I love most in one picture. Music and water. Beautiful photo

  275. deborahbrasket September 17, 2012 at 9:32 am - Reply

    Fantastic photography, not only here but throughout your site. I’m so glad you stopped by to like and follow my blog so I could discover yours! I’ll definitely be following and looking forward to more fantasic photos and notes about your travels.

  276. Shilpa September 17, 2012 at 9:50 am - Reply

    This is one of coolest photo i have ever seen… awesome

  277. taraisarockstar September 17, 2012 at 9:53 am - Reply

    Are you happy with smugmug? I am looking for a place to have a portfolio/gallery of my photos while I work on creating a web site.

    Thanks for the post. The photos are breathtaking! πŸ™‚

  278. leahkaminsky September 17, 2012 at 9:55 am - Reply

    This is the kind of photo that, as an artist of another medium (a writer), fills me with the kind of wonder that makes me want to drop everything and go write. Really astounding work.

  279. alleyandthemovies September 17, 2012 at 9:55 am - Reply

    This is astounding. Patrick, you have a serious gift talent, and I can tell you’re a hard worker. Don’t ever, ever give up πŸ™‚

  280. thelatinmrspeel September 17, 2012 at 10:10 am - Reply

    I’m speechless, which rarely ever happens to me….awesome.

  281. dalrie September 17, 2012 at 10:14 am - Reply

    You are an amazing photographer. I am so impressed by your creativity. Gorgeous!

  282. kappocheno September 17, 2012 at 10:17 am - Reply

    “Purely Talented” would be an understatement…. πŸ˜‰ Love the final product!!

  283. Mannyr September 17, 2012 at 10:23 am - Reply

    The sacredness of photography holds precious moments that can be revisited. Thank you for your labor of love. Awesome.

  284. hasmyth29 September 17, 2012 at 11:12 am - Reply

    The combination is exquisite; the fluidity, undulations, ripples and crashes of water are like a physical embodiment of all the sounds of music. (Also cheers for following my amateur wee page!)

  285. The Harrises of Chicago September 17, 2012 at 11:17 am - Reply

    That picture is so awesome!!!

  286. jhasmoments September 17, 2012 at 11:18 am - Reply

    magnificent! πŸ™‚

  287. heelsmypassion September 17, 2012 at 11:19 am - Reply

    A M A Z I N G!!! love what imagination and creativity can do! congratulations!!!

  288. Mark Simms September 17, 2012 at 11:34 am - Reply


  289. yepirategunn September 17, 2012 at 11:40 am - Reply

    You can never, ever tire of a marvel like that…never…and it takes more that clever techniques to conceive and carry out such a precious moment – very, very well done…

  290. reluctantwritergirl September 17, 2012 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    This picture is SICK it’s so cool! You are a true artist. The rest of the pics make me want to go hiking πŸ˜‰

  291. leamuse September 17, 2012 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    Once again, simply stunning!

  292. mukeshrijhwani September 17, 2012 at 12:12 pm - Reply


  293. thebuttonupblog September 17, 2012 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    This is such a SWEET WICKED picture!! Your photography skills are really rad. Love love your blog. xx


  294. Lindsey S September 17, 2012 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    Wow, this picture is absolutely amazing! Great job! Also your hiking adventures have made me want to start and perhaps build up to your groups’ level haha πŸ™‚

  295. Magical Effects of Thinking September 17, 2012 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    What a great photo. Your photos not only make me want to go hiking but learn to take better photos. I am a serial killer when it comes to photography. Bad.

  296. chantalandfam September 17, 2012 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    wow. just gorgeous.

  297. bluebrightly September 17, 2012 at 12:31 pm - Reply

    A really great photo, the water drop, and a really great photo, the set up. Why? Because it’s honest. Too many photographers get into a self-aggrandizing mystique about their work and their equipment. Thanks for breaking that mold.

  298. justforourhealth September 17, 2012 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    That is so cool. Wow.

  299. Filio Kondylis September 17, 2012 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    Beautiful image, Patrick. Thanks for sharing the details on how you achieved your shot. It’s so interesting to see what goes on “behind the scenes”.

  300. Zephaniah C September 17, 2012 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    This is truly amazing! What a gift you have. A talent to capture idea in a picture – truly stunning.

  301. β™‘ The Tale Of My Heart β™‘ September 17, 2012 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    Beautiful snap.. wow πŸ™‚

  302. ladydeedge September 17, 2012 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    Mesmerizing. I appreciate your patience and thought to achieve this. Thanks for sharing!

  303. knowledgeknut September 17, 2012 at 2:12 pm - Reply


  304. ceciliag September 17, 2012 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    OK… bloody awesome.. I hope you weren’t looking at my little shots today.. oh dear, it was a terrible photography day on the farmy i am so embarressed, your work is sublime.. trial and error with a major twist of brilliance.. c

  305. Renato September 17, 2012 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on Renato Vasconcellos David.

  306. imonlybeingme September 17, 2012 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    Wow, I absolutely love this photo. It is absolutely beautiful!

  307. Katy September 17, 2012 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    I do like a bit of handmade in photography! (Seeing the set-up is really fascinating…)

  308. ManicDdaily September 17, 2012 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    Absolutely exquisite. Amazing. k .

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  310. Invisible Girl September 17, 2012 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    Did you edit these? They are amazing. Well done o:

  311. Lori September 17, 2012 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    Patrick, this has got to be one of the most beautiful photograph’s I have every seen. Just brilliant!

  312. Annie September 17, 2012 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the follow and likes, Patrick. I am very impressed with your photography. All the hiking ones make me wanna go to Canada so bad! Keep it up! Looking forward for your next adventure πŸ™‚

  313. nw gourmand September 17, 2012 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    such a creative and awesome shot. well done!

  314. Beginning Middle and the Edge September 17, 2012 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    So original, beautiful and totally unique image. Lovely!

  315. jwaltho September 17, 2012 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    Amazing shot…thank you for sharing your secret!! It’s nice to see others willing to share so that us newbies can learn!

  316. Deborah DeLong September 17, 2012 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    Lovely!! Thanks for visiting my blog as well. xo Deb

  317. opreach September 17, 2012 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    Drop of music. Wonderful!!!

  318. The Tripping Pencil September 17, 2012 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    Fantastic! Seriously.

  319. Carl Weber September 17, 2012 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    Great photos! Thanks for the “like!”

  320. thevirtuousman September 17, 2012 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    I am amazed by your creativity! Simply astonishing man. thanks for the follow!

  321. squackydack September 17, 2012 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    Wow. Your photographs are beautiful.

  322. EverdayLivingPNW September 17, 2012 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    Super cool! Very original thinking!

  323. Esther Haydock September 17, 2012 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    This is a wonderful photograph and really nice that you have included information on how you set the shot up. Thank you for following my blog and liking posts on it.

  324. Lori Lipsky September 17, 2012 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    Ingenious. I love it. Thanks for sharing a bit about how you created the shot.

  325. colossalgarbage September 17, 2012 at 6:47 pm - Reply

    You make me sick…seriously, I just vomited droplets of c minor. πŸ™‚

  326. randidube September 17, 2012 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    Wow awesome. I love the way you show your method below the shot.

  327. alittlestarlette September 17, 2012 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    My god this is amazing!!!! I love it. a lot. a lot. πŸ™‚

  328. teddiesaurus September 17, 2012 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    Awesome!!! πŸ˜€

  329. judyrobbinsart September 17, 2012 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    Brilliant photo. And I am glad you took that 100th shot.

  330. bedazzlemyface September 17, 2012 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    Amazing shot (: thanks for stopping by my blog! x

  331. Lauren Potts September 17, 2012 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    Beautiful, and beautifully done. This photograph looks exactly the way singing feels. Thanks for liking my post (:

  332. Fast Pam September 17, 2012 at 10:10 pm - Reply

    This is fantastic! I will have to try this! Never thought about the sheet music in the background!

  333. Rebecca Koo September 17, 2012 at 10:48 pm - Reply

    This is freaking awesome!!!

  334. efratadenny September 17, 2012 at 11:34 pm - Reply


  335. elin September 18, 2012 at 12:44 am - Reply

    i have to try this!

  336. Heidielka September 18, 2012 at 6:17 am - Reply

    I saw this on your website and thought you were a magician. Turns out I was almost right – super cool.

  337. roshni15 September 18, 2012 at 7:08 am - Reply

    Wow Patrick, this is just brilliant. You’re going to be a legend in the world of photography one day. It’s amazing that you thought of this concept. Pure genius. πŸ™‚

  338. abeautifulday September 18, 2012 at 8:31 am - Reply

    the photograph sings to me. i could hear the drops of water as it plays its melody. this is an absolutely piece of art.

  339. M'ode 2 Geek September 18, 2012 at 9:24 am - Reply

    Wow this is an amazing technique! I am taking Digital Photography class this semester so i will be sure to try it out:)

  340. kristaosborne September 18, 2012 at 10:05 am - Reply

    Reblogged this on kristaosborne and commented:
    Absolutely magnificent.

  341. musingoftheday September 18, 2012 at 10:45 am - Reply

    Reblogged this on kimchiforyou and commented:
    So cool. *w*

  342. Teju September 18, 2012 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    A super gorgeous blog like yours definitely needs to be awarded & i’m doing just that by nominating you for the SUNSHINE award, for i feel your blog is like a sunshine in the blogger’s world!
    please pick it from: https://singingsparrows.wordpress.com/awards/


    Teju πŸ™‚

  343. heartsong93 September 18, 2012 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    Wow…the drop of music is so stunning, beautiful!!! i absolutely LOVE it =) along with all of your other photos…I think you’ve just gained a new fan!!! hahahahaha…you really have an incredible talent…

  344. dyronmurphyarchitects September 18, 2012 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    Amazing work as always! Thanks for showing how you did it too – very cool!

  345. Bron September 18, 2012 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    Incredible photo, and cool to see behind the scenes as well. πŸ™‚

  346. thepoliticalmole September 18, 2012 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    Your photography is just incredible, you make me want to go out hiking! I love just browsing through here whenever I get the time πŸ™‚ nice work

  347. saychezzz September 18, 2012 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    Photos are breathtaking! πŸ™‚

  348. Anjali Lind September 18, 2012 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    Wow, that’s incredible!

  349. todadwithlove September 18, 2012 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    I love these pictures. You are a true talent!

  350. Devil's Chasin Me September 18, 2012 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    Awesome shot!!! I’ll have to try this!!

  351. amrdavis September 18, 2012 at 7:38 pm - Reply


  352. wow…so amazing….I like how you explain how you got the shot!!!!!

  353. retroatalier September 19, 2012 at 6:11 am - Reply

    Reblogged this on retroatalier and commented:
    Love this image!
    And no Photoshop!

  354. ly September 19, 2012 at 6:20 am - Reply

    Thank you for showing how you did this shot. I am not a photographer but am amazed at your setup. I feel like I have been let in on how the magician pulled out the rabbit! What a treat!!

  355. amoonfull September 19, 2012 at 8:28 am - Reply

    you are amazing! The photos I see on your blog spark my creativity! Love it1

  356. freethewind September 19, 2012 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    Breathtaking. The amount of thought and curiosity you put into this shot is truly remarkable.

  357. Libra11 September 19, 2012 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    Unbelievable and truly amazing!

  358. JoV September 19, 2012 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    The ultimate, amazing photography of the tallest order. So much trouble for a spell binding great shot. stunning!

  359. soundbitesblog September 19, 2012 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    This is beautiful!!

  360. victoriasmoak September 19, 2012 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on Life through my Lens and commented:
    Absolutely incredible photo, from my perspective as a photographer and music lover! Wow! Kudos my friend πŸ™‚

  361. emanonblogger September 20, 2012 at 1:16 am - Reply

    Your photographs are so amazing and creative!

  362. Dalila September 20, 2012 at 6:40 am - Reply

    Fun! Thanks for showing how you did it! You have a lot of patience; I rarely take 100 photos of even my pesky insects.

  363. destamae September 20, 2012 at 9:00 am - Reply

    OMG- that water shot is AMAZING!!!!!

  364. Natalie September 20, 2012 at 9:20 am - Reply

    Reblogged this on Natalie Elizabeth Beech.

  365. cythereandreams September 20, 2012 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    I love how you see the world.

  366. blake085 September 20, 2012 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    God, the pics are amazing! I like how the notes can be seen across the drop. All the pics of your site are awesome, but that are the best.

  367. zahrajasmyn September 20, 2012 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    The most incredible artwork of photographic beauty. I believe your talent is matchless. Thank you for following my blog and one day I would like to purchase your work. It would truly inspire my work…Thank you for sharing a beautiful gift.

  368. abbymaybe September 21, 2012 at 12:47 am - Reply

    Reblogged this on The Crazed Explorer and commented:
    It’s just sooooo pretty πŸ˜€

  369. theophaniaelliott September 21, 2012 at 8:43 am - Reply

    I love this. I hope you won’t be insulted to be compared to M.C. Escher – my favourite artist. I think this is the kind of thing he would have done if he’d been a photographer.

  370. LiveYourTodays September 21, 2012 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    This is amazing!

  371. Julianna September 21, 2012 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    You’re work is pretty awesome, my friend. Well done.

  372. Robyn Lee September 21, 2012 at 9:44 pm - Reply

    Fantastic!!!! Very impressed ~ creative genius at work here πŸ˜‰ ~R

  373. Tanveer Rauf September 22, 2012 at 2:43 am - Reply

    awesome! you have great aesthetic sense:) your photos give pleasure to exhausted eyes . thank you

  374. compostingwords September 22, 2012 at 5:05 am - Reply

    Gorgeous image and so playful! Made me smile and made me curious to read on about the how to.

  375. Andrea September 23, 2012 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    your creativity is so inspiring

  376. vowforparkinson September 23, 2012 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    I have nominated you for The Silver Quill Blogger Award

  377. ccrooksphoto September 23, 2012 at 10:50 pm - Reply

    That’s pretty crazy, Patrick but very cool….

  378. victoriasvisits September 24, 2012 at 9:57 am - Reply

    Remarkable. My favorite so far. πŸ™‚

  379. avisweswara September 24, 2012 at 10:12 am - Reply

    OMG ! A deep breath gushed out of my lungs, a breath of amazement, a breath of happiness to see music photographed.

    Impressive πŸ™‚

  380. Belgiannathalie71 September 24, 2012 at 10:49 am - Reply

    Such unbelievably amazing pictures! And thank you for appreciating my “Skin Deep” blogpost.

  381. veroden September 24, 2012 at 11:15 am - Reply

    Wow, wow, wow. This was the first link I clicked on in your blog and I am very impressed! Keep doing what you’re doing, it’s awesome. I’ll be sure to come back and visit some more.

  382. Melinda September 24, 2012 at 11:55 am - Reply

    Thanks for showing us your set up and that it took 100 shots to get ‘the one’. Patience and perseverance will out!

  383. M. P. Little September 24, 2012 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    This is one of the most incredible pictures I have seen. I would love to purchase one for my writing wall!

  384. cheeksburn September 25, 2012 at 10:26 am - Reply

    IMO, your best work. Bravo.

  385. muktimasih September 25, 2012 at 10:27 am - Reply

    My most favourite post. Tho I still cannot exactly figure out how you did this, hard to visualise but the outcome is just fabulous.

  386. beasleygreen September 25, 2012 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    Aw man, and now with the musical drop! How can I hate the rain now I’ve seen that – Patrick, your pictures really are pretty f***ing good (can I say that on your blog? I know my blog is a bit irreverent, but I don’t want to upset your followers. If it’s a problem, you can delete this, I’ll repost and just write ‘really fantastic’ instead – I just don’t think that really hits the mark, but that’s just my opinion. It’s my comment but your post… this sub-clause is way too long – I’m going. Sorry. But I mean it about the photo – the dog’s bollo… there I go again, it’s the Irish in me πŸ™‚

  387. sacha1nch1 September 25, 2012 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    i’m looking at a boar’s head right now…..i work in a hotel called the wild boar and we have a couple of stuffed ones adorning the place, not particularly high quality, nor even fitting for that matter; the whole place needs redoing really in order for them to look more inkeeping – not that that’s going to happen any time soon – this one’s called willimina, i don’t know the name of the other one……..great photo by the way πŸ™‚

  388. rushbabe49 September 25, 2012 at 10:30 pm - Reply

    Awesome! Hubby and I are musicians, and I think we’ll want a print of that. You should consider making notecards with that image. We live in Washington State, and we hope we meet you some time.

  389. elizjamison September 26, 2012 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    I actually bought the music drop picture – a glossy 8×10, from the Smugmug website. I LOVED the picture and I also play the violin, so of course I had to have it. I ordered it just a few days ago and it arrived today, in perfect condition. Easy. Fast. Affordable. Great Job!

    • Patrick Latter September 26, 2012 at 3:31 pm - Reply

      Thanks! Good to hear, i’m glad it arrived in good condition. πŸ™‚

  390. escapingdarkness September 26, 2012 at 10:13 pm - Reply

    I love this shot. Kat πŸ™‚

  391. tickertapemind September 27, 2012 at 10:34 am - Reply

    Reblogged this on TickerTapeMind.

  392. YWS October 1, 2012 at 12:38 am - Reply

    Really beautiful!

  393. Silambarasu Sivakurunathan October 1, 2012 at 10:33 am - Reply

    Reblogged this on TheUnnamedBlog.

  394. Lisa G October 5, 2012 at 9:16 am - Reply

    Wow. Unbelievable pic. You are very talented.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m glad to have found yours. I love photography.

  395. ipictureit October 11, 2012 at 2:50 am - Reply

    Thank you for following my blog, I am honored!
    Amazing potography!!!

  396. lorimendoza1 October 17, 2012 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    How ingenious, Patrick! Your photography is absolutely gorgeous and inspiring. Lori

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  398. 24/7 in France October 24, 2012 at 8:19 am - Reply

    such beauty in one drop of water – fabulous! Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog.

  399. kirstyharrisart October 24, 2012 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    Very clever! Love it!

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  401. W Studio Decorative Carpets October 29, 2012 at 11:03 am - Reply

    Love this project, very inspiring, as all your photography is.

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  403. CJv November 9, 2012 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on {i miss paper letters} and commented:
    It is still possible to “wow” me!

  404. Grace Lin November 10, 2012 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    This is amazing.

  405. Mark R.Milan November 18, 2012 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    great setup! thanks for the lesson! might have a go at it.

  406. Tanveer Rauf November 19, 2012 at 3:00 am - Reply

    simply awesome

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  408. romeelaurent November 28, 2012 at 10:25 am - Reply

    The simplest is the most difficult

  409. newstart4liz December 12, 2012 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    the drop of music is ….unbelievable… exquisite ….. like a moment between a breath …. thank you for visiting my blog recently…your photography is astounding …and your explanation of the equipment it takes to achieve the art too ….thanks …liz

  410. starshining4ever December 29, 2012 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on Star Shining Forever and commented:
    What an amazing photo!

  411. The Wrought Writer January 23, 2013 at 6:47 pm - Reply

    This is amazing.

  412. curlyadventurer January 25, 2013 at 1:38 am - Reply

    This is amazing. So creative. I love how you were able to zoom in and create such an incredible world in one photo.

  413. curlyadventurer January 25, 2013 at 1:45 am - Reply

    Reblogged this on curlyadventurer and commented:
    A drop of brilliance. This is what I hear when sweat drips during especially moving hot yoga sessions.

  414. Ros May 10, 2013 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing. Great to appreaciate how much effort goes into such amazing shots! I love the magnifying effect of the water droplet. Fantastic photography. You are very skilled.

  415. this is so cool!
    I love wandering through your photos…
    a journey into another world of possiblilties!
    Take care..

  416. Mary Strong-Spaid June 18, 2013 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    music magnified

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