Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Day 248: Fountains and Shutter Speed

These are some fountains in parks in Fargo, ND. I really like how different shutter speeds demonstrate how the speed affects the image of the water, freezes the action.

This first photo was shot at 1/15.

And the same photo now at 1/1600.

This photo was shot at 1/13th of a second.



And this one at 1/1600th of a second.


I've signed up for the Type + Writer class at jessicasprague.com. It's a 2 week class, starts next week, and am very excited about this! It's going to be both about typography (which I'm truly only minimally interested in; I read it as "interesting fonts"), and about writing/journaling.

It's the writing part that really appeals to me--the magic of words and the stories lurking in all of us! It's what I love about photography. . . the stories that are behind the images. These fountains are an example. . . to me, they're "pretty", and interesting visually and in terms of the shutter speed, but there's really no Story. (Although if I didn't have others with me, like children romping around, and there's only so much I can torture my poor husband. But maybe I really should have again used the tripod, had my remote with me, got my feet wet, and . . . . photographed explaining it to the police??????)

10 comments:

Sharon said...

I love your captures!

Funny, recently I read where a photographer was disgusted at the preference of the silky look of the blur and said that this was achieved years ago with slow cameras. ;)

Amy said...

Really neat examples here. I like the look of these fountains.

Nicole said...

Really great examples of this! Okay you have motivated me to be on theme tommorow.

--sme said...

GREAT examples of shutter speed!

Jeanne said...

Super shots of the fountains. I love images of water!

Thanks for sharing.

Jeanne said...

Oops... forgot to say...see you in class! I signed up for that class, too! Ü

Mandy said...

Thank you so so much for sharing your settings. I have get to get water perfect. I really hate lugging my tripod around!

KRISTIE said...

i love the water fountain, it looks like so much fun

Ginnie said...

The second shot is awesome!

Becky said...

The second one is my favorite--I really love the sparkle of the water drops against the rough texture of the wood. I had big plans to go photograph a waterfall this week, but I'm doped up on Vicodin again so no driving for me.