Garden hose experiment: Water in motion

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In this series of photos, I adjusted the aperture and shutter speeds to change the depth of field and the degree of motion in the photograph.
The camera setting you choose depends on the creative effect you want to achieve. In this case, I found that a setting of f-9 and 1/100th of a second worked best for what I wanted. That setting:

  • Allowed enough depth of field so that the garden hose and the water were in focus.
  • Blurred the background to eliminate distractions in the background.
  • Froze the water as it came out of the hose, but was a slow enough shutter speed to show some blurred as the water flowed away from the hose opening.

The ISO was 100 for these photos, which you can also see in Picasa here. A similar exposure experiment, with flowers, is here in Picasa.

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