Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Henry: "Ooooo" 

Zachary: "Leeeeeean into the wind."

Dog Blog Post #976

Photography Assignment

Our Daily Challenge - Feb 27, 2013 - "A great wind is blowing and that gives you either imagination or a headache" quote by Catherine the Great

The boys decided to don their Lei and Antenna Balls for one last time (they hope) and stand in front of a great wind, noting how the…

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… of the breeze caused the fluff (and their ruff!) to dance around.

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Zachary: "Weeeee!"

Zachary: "Isn't that cool?"

Camera Settings

Ah, the magic of shutter speed causes things in motion to actually appear in motion. In this case, taking the shots at 1/30s was just slow enough to give my rapidly spinning pinwheel (powered by Henry's Fan on High and held in place, in a saucepan, by backdrop clamps and dish towels) a hint of motion.

Anything slower, and the boys would have been blurry. Anything faster, and the pinwheel wouldn't have been.

I was actually rather surprised how clear the boys came out, given I usually shoot at 1/125s.

It helped that the camera was on a tripod and fired by remote.

I used the 50mm lens again today, as it was still on the camera after I'd switched to it yesterday for the just-a-bit-too-wide-for-the-135mm-lens-given-the-length-of-my-room Alphabet shoot.

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houndstooth said...

Those shots are such an awesome answer to the challenges! I would never have thought of that!

Sue and Doug said...

very creative Winds-day photos!!

Anonymous said...

The antenna balls are a hoot! I hope you find an excuse to use them again!