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Monday, 6 May 2013

Photos of the day

I haven't posted my photos for a while.  The first year that I did this blog, I simply posted a photo a day.  It was hard work, making sure it was done every day.  I think I even filled the days up afterwards when I was away for a period.  (I didn't do it from my iPhone, and I didn't have an iPad then).

Then I used to put up a photo just one day a week. I don't want to tie myself up to doing things on a specific schedule at the moment, but I have been taking some interesting photos so I will post some of them on regular (but irregular) basis for the next while.

Today I have two photos of water (from a tap).  To achieve the opposite effects - catching the water in slow, and fast, movement - I had to think back to the things I learnt when I studied photography in the 1970's.  Then my camera was a semi-automatic SRL, which was easy to set up manually.  With the current automatic digital cameras, setting up the manual controls is more difficult, but perfectly feasible to do, as long as your camera is a little more complex than a very simple 'point and shoot' one (most likely it can't be done with a mobile phone camera).

Anyway, here are my water photos - fast moving and slow moving.  The effects are achieved with exactly the opposite photographic controls:  for fast moving water, you need a slow speed; for slow moving, or rather frozen in time, you need a very fast speed. The short and long exposure times are noticeable in the background to the water.





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