Photo of the Week – March 18, 2015
Taken: October 2012
There is a waterwheel-driven grist mill at Stone Mountain, Georgia. This stream flows toward the mill in a very picturesque setting. The first photo taken (below) essentially provided “stop-action” and “froze” the flowing water using the normal camera settings. I shifted to manual and slowed the shutter speed. Experimenting, I tried several different shutter speeds between one-quarter and one second. I did not have a tripod, but braced the camera on the edge of a convenient bench to prevent camera movement, and captured the flow of water. With just a little practice, this is an effective technique to blur movement, yet keep the background sharp.
Photographs © 2014 Jeff Richmond
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