Thursday, March 28, 2013

go with the flow

Shooting moving water is always tempting. A shutter speed of 1/500th of a second or faster can be handheld and freeze the droplets in midair.

Set up a tripod and slow it down to ½ second or slower, up to about 2 seconds, and the water takes on a relaxing blur.

But be careful not to overexpose bright areas the longer the shutter is open. You can see it burning out in the lower right corner of the photo above. 

Naturally, if you find something large and colorful and standing very still...

...take that much easier photo instead. ;-)

1 comment:

  1. Love the lights on the trees in the background. Need to send you pictures of our easter island heads. Xoxo ms T p.s. Been in tech hell.......