Saturday, October 29, 2011

In a Dream

Motion blur doesn't always produce a pleasing result, but I like this one of two ducks flying out over the Bay.  There are a number of things you can do to slow down the shutter speed on a DSLR in order to achieve a blurred effect: use a low ISO setting (formerly film speed), use a small aperature, or use neutral density filters and/or a polarizer.  Any of these can be used individually or in combination to create motion blur.  I also used a tripod so the blur was due to things that were moving in the image, not because the camera itself was moving.  If the camera had moved, it would have spoiled the effect.

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