Thinking about the large aquarium in the waiting area of the Infusion Suite at Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, I grabbed my compact digital camera before we headed there yesterday. Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge this week is surface and I wondered if I could capture the water’s surface.
Aquarium, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center. Photo: TLClark, 2/21/19.
I had to turn off the camera’s automatic flash, move around to get the right light, and watch for people appearing in the frame. The bubbles as well as the reflections of plants and fish on the surface of the water in the large aquarium exceeded my expectations. A bonus: the room being reflected on the glass surface of the aquarium. A side bit of fun: an older gentleman offered to get me a fishing pole.
With my imagination primed and a camera nearby, I started seeing bubbles, reflections, or interesting textures everywhere I looked.
There were bubbles from a carbonated beverage on the inside surface of a paper cup.
Bubbles in Paper Cup. Photo: TLClark, 2/21/19.
As the docetaxel dripped its way through tubing into to my beloved’s veins, droplets clung to the inside surface of the top vial and air bubbles appeared on the surface of the liquid.
Docetaxel. Photo: TLClark, 2/21/19.
Light revealed the textured surface of a glass panel providing a bit of privacy for patients.
Glass Panel. Photo: TLClark, 2/21/19.
The glass roof below intrigues me whenever I walk by. It was covered with snow on our visit three weeks ago. Yesterday the surface reflected the buildings around it.
Glass Roof, Pomerantz Family Pavilion, UIHC. Photo: TLClark, 2/21/19.
Thanks, Frank, for a great challenge!
For those who are wondering, the chemo is working its magic with minimal side effects. With all kinds of gratitude, Teressa