Arrow at Your Feet
Not another arrow-to-the-knee joke… :D
I was suppose to meet #Q at the station the other day. I was a little early and she was a little late, so I have some free time.
I can get bored very easily. Played a bit with my phone, but then I lost the interest after awhile.
It is a good thing that I (almost) always bring my camera. Now is a good time to play with slow shutter speed again.
First thing I did was to find an ‘anchor’, static object or people, that is surrounded by movement.
This arrow seems okay
Second, read/meter the scene, and input the settings to your liking. For my personal taste, 1/20″ is quite nice. Reasons I don’t like it slower are: 1) it’s hard for me to avoid camera shake, 2) the motion is going to be too ‘blurry’.
To avoid camera shake, there are a couple of things that can be done: 1) you might want to sit or rest yourself onto something, 2) Use your left eye to compose. Why? Read Joe McNally’s “Da Grip” … :D
Third and last… shoot away… don’t forget to try different settings.
These shots are probably not that interesting, but I hope you’ll get the idea.
Care to try?
Ah, #Q is here. Okay, see you guys tomorrow :-)…
*Nagatsuta Station, Kanagawa, Japan