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Hydragyros by arctoa Hydragyros by arctoa
Updated 22/11/2007 @ 16:05


Location: Cramlington, Northumberland, England
Date: 25/09/2007 @ 10:57
Light Conditions: Indoors/Dull

Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: 17-85mm kit
Focal Length: 72 mm
Flash: Fired
Flash Mode: On-camera
Shutter Speed: 1/60 sec.
Aperture: F/5.6
ISO: ISO-800
Filters: --

Post-work: Crop / Monochrome / Colour balance
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Full title: Υδραργυρος

Hydragyros is the Greek name for Mercury; which was then Latinsed to Hydrargyrum, which is where Mercury's Hg denomination comes from. It is a liquid metal - often called quicksilver - that is particularly poisonous.

This image was taken for a college assignment; the same one as for Neptune Rising. This is one of the failed attempts at catching a water crown, but the concentric waves came out particularly cleanly, so I decided to add a little post-work to reach this conclusion. The majority of said post-work was contrast bumps as the original image was fairly flat.
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VampireHeart518 Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wow.

through the thousands of photos of dripping water and such, that are here on dA, here's this gem...
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arctoa Jan 29, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank-you kindly, I appreciate that.
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:iconchloe-girl:
The ancient greek name for mercure is Hermes. Hydragyros means water and silver in greek. First learn and then talk.


PS.cool photo though
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arctoa May 14, 2009  Student Photographer
Hg is the modern chemical symbol for mercury. It comes from hydrargyrum, a Latinized form of the Greek word Ύδραργυρος (hydrargyros), which is a compound word meaning "water" and "silver" — since it is liquid, like water, and yet has a silvery metallic sheen. - From Wikipedia.
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:iconnegated:
whoa, wait how did I miss this while browsing your gallery?!!

fucking gorgeous! not to mention eyecatching, haha.
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arctoa May 22, 2008  Student Photographer
Hahah, thank-you for that.
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I like. Love how water shapes itself with waves.
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arctoa Apr 2, 2008  Student Photographer
Thank-you for that, I appreciate it. Yeah, it's interesting to see the motion of water, especially in photography.
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Pepelepewissexier Feb 15, 2008
Incredible photo... the contrast is amazing... Thanks so much for sharing this photo with me...

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arctoa Feb 15, 2008  Student Photographer
And thankyou for placing this into your Favourites listing. I appreciate it.
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