View Full Version : Water fountain - freeze frame

09-07-2011, 04:09 PM
Which one do you prefer??

I used 1/400 second, but there was still some motion blur in the drops - how fast should I go next time?

09-07-2011, 07:03 PM
For me there is no question. I prefer #1 where you actually see the drops

Matt K.
09-07-2011, 07:46 PM
I like the second one better ... hmm, experimentation will tell ... I'd try at least 1/500, if not 1/1000

09-08-2011, 09:48 AM
best way to learn is to try :)
I'm thinking1/1000 - 1/2000 or faster for total freezeframe.

09-08-2011, 11:35 AM
Shot 1 for me is the better composition but shot 2 has the better sharpness. Good captures :)

09-08-2011, 07:00 PM
good for you on this play. keep on trying with various shutter speeds and you will get what you like. I would recommend cloning out the bright pole on the right of the photo, it's conflicting with the subject

09-11-2011, 03:11 AM
Thanks for your comments! I will try again in the near future...

09-11-2011, 06:07 PM
These are both hilarious. Kinda like CGI. Would a flash help any, guys?

09-12-2011, 03:21 AM
Only it's not CGI. That's the beauty of it.

I have funnier ones, like this one i took last year of a water coming out of my faucet - it looks like a booger - haha!

I don't think the my flash would help - the sync speed is 1/200. the camera won't let me set a shutter speed faster than that.

Anyways - here's the funny looking image.

In the future, I want to capture images of people's expressions as they are diving into the water, or slip on a banana peel. Don't worry - i won't be staging the latter scenario!

In any event - i promise to be more artistic (than the photo I just posted :). More coming soon!!!