Thursday, March 4, 2010

332/365 Dripping water

Many times you'll see water droplets photographed using a very fast shutter speed, in order to freeze that motion of the splash coming back up out of the water.

(I love those!)

For this long exposure shot, I went the other direction and slowed the shutter speed down. Instead of seeing the individual, suspended-in-midair droplet, you see a falling streak. And for the resulting waves on the surface of the water, you get gentle ripples.

It may not be as exciting in this setting, but using that technique to photograph flowing water is a tried-and-true way to make a water landscape exude calmness.

Boy, that makes me want to take a vacation. Where's a beautiful waterfall when I need one?

Camera: Canon 40D, 1/30s, f/4.5 at ISO 1600

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