Gallery Theme: Water

#Photography #Water #Humanitarianism

The first shot in the series is Horseshoe Bend on the Colorado River in Arizona. Fantastic place, isn't it?

Water is such an incredible subject for photographers. I spend a lot of time searching for my next photograph - and water is so incredibly diverse and beautiful. I'm always looking for a way to showcase the simple beauty of water. Sometimes, I use a long shutter speed to blur the flow and show the smooth motion of billions of droplets. Sometimes I use a fast shutter speed to show the amazing patterns in a splash. Sometimes I frame a shot to show the beauty of reflected light on the surface of the water. I even have one shot with a perfectly formed - and completely frozen - droplet hanging from a golden leaf.

To me, water is perfectly beautiful - a source of inspiration. But for many, water is their biggest worry. A child dies from a water-related disease every 20 seconds... that's 180 children every hour. But people are making a difference. A year ago, a child died from a water-related disease every fifteen seconds. Doesn't sound like much of a difference? Well - a year ago, 240 children died from a water-related disease every hour. That's a difference of 1440 children every single day! And there's no reason that trend can't continue. Make a donation at - whatever you can afford... even 5 bucks helps!

I hear so many people saying they want to "make a difference." So, go do it. Make a difference. Go on. Save a child.

(What are you waiting for? Hmmm?) :)
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