Fast Shutter Speed – Entry 1

Looking through one of my friends pictures I came across a photo of a water droplet; I had never thought that water could be an interesting subject to photograph before then. It was raining and I thought it would be a good opportunity to experiment with water, there was water dripping from the shelter in my garden so I tried to capture the droplets as they fell. This was highly unsuccessful; with only a wall mounted light to work with it was difficult to see anything through the camera.

Instead I picked a leaf from a plant and attempted to capture the effect of the water dropping onto this leaf.

Although quite successful, I was not prepared for how dark the fast shutter speed would make the pictures. As the shutter speed was 1/4000 sec to freeze the water in time, I had to compensate the underexposure by putting the ISO up to 12800 and opening the aperture to f/5.6 meaning that there is a lot of noise and the image quality is poor.

The settings used were: F/5.6 – 1/4000 sec – ISO 12800

Fast Shutter Speed – Entry 1