Thursday, September 13, 2012

Playing with Shutter Speed


 LOOK BOB, the red hibiscus are in a cluster like a bridal bouquet.    SNAP!


 By the next day they had all closed. Snap!


Then I decided to play with Shutter Speed and see what each one did. Each photo has the SS written on the photo and are not edited except for re-size.   And they were taken at the same time as the cluster above. Amazing what zoom and shutter speed does





I liked this one above but it was a little dark, so I lightened the one below PicMonkey. I call it Tweaking


 Above is 1/250 which is way to dark, below is the same photo TWEAKED and Cropped


28 comments:

Susannah said...

oh....so beautiful. I love the red.

Kathy said...

Fun experiment. It's a beautiful flower no matter how you look at it.

Linda said...

Nature gives so much pleasure. Thank you sharing your beautiful flowing hibiscus
flowers in that first shot. The other shots are interesting too.

SquirrelQueen said...

It is always fun to play and experiment. The hibiscus makes a great subject for your tests. I do like the way the blooms cascade in your first photo.

RoeH said...

Love the photos! Although I have no idea what you're talking about with the numbers. I know so little about cameras. I know enough to get by a little bit but then it gets confusing. It's why I gave my Nikon3100 to my son. *sigh*

Gail said...

I love this flower...great shots.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This looks like a fun thing to do. I have tried it too,but not with such a pretty subject.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Can you lighten and do some of that "pic-monkey-stuff," right in the Photo Program, which comes with your computer? I can on my iMac.

And since it's just part of my own computer, I don't figure that it is as much real "pic monkey-ing," as using a real PicMonkey Program. -grinnnnn-

"Auntie"

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Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

I like your post and the difference in speeds. It hit me last month finally that the faster the speed, the darker. Guess my brain finally caught up.

I like your editing too, makes the flower pop!

Jean said...

When I get a better camera, I'll be referring back to this to run my own experiments. Interesting as well as gorgeous!

Terri Buster said...

I love that last shot- such a pretty sharp red against the green leaves.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

A lovely selection and what fun you had experimenting, I must find time to do this.

TexWisGirl said...

i like some of the darker ones. :)

Madi and Mom said...

Mad Snapper you KNOW we are your biggest fans. the things you do with just one pic are amazing.....
we like the one with 1/100 on it too
Hugs M&M

photowannabe said...

Tweek away Sandra!!
You do a fantastic job of improving your beautiful photos.
Hibiscus are just made for photography.

Rose said...

To me, it is amazing what we can do with photos that are so dark...always like magic when we mess with them.

Inger said...

Those are just beautiful and you are so good with a camera. which is great for the rest of us who get to enjoy it all so much.

SweetMarie said...

That first photo is gorgeous! I do like the darker ones. :) I really like your tweaking!

Miss Debbie said...

So pretty...red is so vibrant! You have a nice camera!

Dee said...

I love seeing all the different settings for one photograph...I do not have any flowers to take photo's of at the apartment. I almost stopped to take a picture of some flowers in other peoples yards but chickened out LOL

S. Etole said...

Fun to see the variations. Beautiful flower; I like some of the darker ones, too.

Chatty Crone said...

Of course the last ones were just gorgeous! What a difference a shutter speed means.

Catherine said...

You got some terrific shots Sandra! I hope you are having a beautiful week!
xo Catherine

Maggie M said...

Superb shots!!! Hugs

Betty Manousos said...

these are all FANTASTIC!
the 1/250 is incredibly beautiful.

thanks so much for the photography lesson. it was just great!

EG CameraGirl said...

I like that you show us your experiments!

Cranberry Morning said...

Those are gorgeous blossoms, and looks like you have way too much fun. lol