We're in the middle of a very cold week! It was -9 degrees when I went out for the 7:44 a.m. sunrise. I only stayed about 15 minutes, which was long enough to capture the gorgeous color before the sun actually rose.
I finally learned how to change the shutter speed on my camera. I'm mostly experimenting, seeing how different settings affect how a photo turns out. My camera has a shutter speed from 10 seconds (the shutter will stay open for 10 seconds, letting in lots of light) to 1/8000 of a second, which requires a lot of light, or the picture will turn out dark. You can find much better explanations elsewhere, I'm sure.
Anyway, I played around with the shutter speed settings, and can really see the difference in light. At the lake, after the thaw, the water was running.
Definitely too much light/shutter speed too slow
And eventually, too dark/shutter speed too fast
Next, I tried some indoor photos with running water in the sink. A slow shutter speed will make water look silky smooth, while a fast shutter speed will seem to freeze time.
The more light, the brighter and sharper the background came out, too
As a stay at home mom of 4, life can often be rather mundane. I'll be posting here about our ordinary, every day life. You'll read about bargain shopping, eBay, fun family activities, recipes, the quest for healthy(er) living, and who knows what else?
My recipe blog, Jenny's Recipe File, is now up and running. Along with tried and true recipes, it features weekly menu plans.