Friday, December 18, 2009

Frozen Water

Mum was watering the garden, and asked me to fish out the camera and take a picture of the startling effect of the sunlight on the stream of water. Here's the camera's closest approximation of the liquid silver; while it is quite stunning, it still doesn't come close, I'm afraid.

(f/8, 1/60s, ISO-100)

I then decided to fiddle about with shutter speeds and see what happened. Here's the result:

(f/8, 1/2000s, ISO-1600)

Almost the same shot as above, except for a shutter speed of 1/2000 seconds, rather than a relatively slow 1/60s
It's quite amazing to see that the water is not a uniform stream, but instead comes in waves.

(f/5, 1/2000s, ISO-1600)
Not something you usually see emerging from a hose pipe. Far prettier too, than the normal torrent.

(f/8, 1/2000s, ISO-400)

(f/8, 1/2000s, ISO-400)
See, frozen water, but not quite ice.

Also, here's two I took on a lark while at the Zoo on another occasion.

(f/4.3, 1/800s, ISO-100)

(f/6.3, 1/2000s, ISO-400)
This isn't as impressive as some droplet pictures out there, but a) it was my first, and b) I was 20 metres away

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