March 23, 2005

Hello spring

Melting snow on the canal
Goodbye canal, hello spring.
The canal was open for a near-record 66 days this year -- 68 is the highest ever.
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Posted by anatole at March 23, 2005 11:29 PM

Great catch! I like the horizontal banding of differing brightness. Did you have to use a high shutter speed to catch the droplets?


Posted by: madhava at March 25, 2005 10:32 AM

Thanks. The exposure was f/9 and 1/200s, so nothing extraordinarily fast. It's always hard to tell on the little camera display, but I now wonder whether a slightly faster shutter would have frozen some of the drops a little more sharply (at the expense of some of the falling-droplet effects, unfortunately -- hard to say whether a worthwhile tradeoff.) Unfortunately I didn't have time to hang around and experiment.

Posted by: Anatole at March 25, 2005 01:53 PM