Monday, February 1, 2016

Freeze Motion

Haha. So this week, my photo didn't turn out quite as I expected. But I learned something and that is what this is all about, right? (Oh, and to actually pick up my camera more often.)

Freeze motion is a cool idea and you can get some amazing shots, like this one.

Or I love how you can see all the particles of water in the air in this one.

Knowing the theme, I had a great idea. I was going to get a picture of a balloon popping.


It is really hard. Balloons pop very rapidly. They are gone in a instant. Tyler recommended taking a video and then trying to take a still shot from the footage. I told him that was missing the point of using the camera in the first place. But for future reference, if you need a picture of a balloon popping, try using video.

Most of my pictures are more of the now-you-see-it-now-you-don't variety. In a couple, you can see part of the balloon pieces, but more often than not, it just disappears. Take a look for yourself.

So...not so much on the balloon popping. I took a famous levitating shot. See how Daisy doth float above the floor.

I also thought about taking a picture of the snow falling since we have had so much recently. (Spoiler: It is snowing as I write this as well.) I only snapped one picture outside because it was cold. (Duh.)

I tried a spray bottle, but it is really hard to use the spray bottle and also get far enough away to take a picture.

I finally settled on a water shot. They always seem to do the trick.

 I figured that with more time and motivation, I could have gotten a better shot of something, but I'm okay with what I have. And like I said, I picked up the camera when it would have just been sitting there.

Next up, B&W BARRIER. That is open to a lot of interpretation. We'll see what I come up with.


meganmushrat said...

Wow, you are getting quite talented with that camera of yours. Next time you're visiting you'll have to take more pictures (but not of ME!).

meganmushrat said...

Hey, the balloon pictures aren't a failure. Look at the faces people make as the balloon pops!