xdrive photography – 19 – high speed photography revisited

After my initial posting, I found myself motivated to revisit Spring Creek trail with more intention to pay attention to Raj’s (XDrive ) high speed lesson.  He noted that this high speeds allows the photographer to freeze motion as it permits “only a fraction of a second for the sensor to ‘see’ the scene” and the sensor “is going to record things at standstill even though they are moving.”

Nikon D750  f/5.6  1/2,000   300mm   ISO 800
Nikon D750  f/5.6  1/3,200  300mm  ISO 800
Nikon D750  f/5.6  1/3,200  300mm  ISO 800
Nikon D750  f/5.6  1/3,200  300mm  ISO 800

Thank you Raj…this lesson plan opened up a whole new visual world as well as shed some light into the importance of intention and attitude within the creative process of photography.

Variations on a Theme


  1. Thanks Brenda for the update once more.

    Pic 1: That’s a perfectly frozen waterfall! It looks more like a ice now! 😀 Perfect settings have been used. Probably you could have added some context to the image by including some surrounding.

    Pic 2, Pic 3 and Pic 4: Lovely capture of the water bubbles. Helen did some experimentation like that couple of days back. Looks great as abstract photography. However, I will not call this high-speed photography because there is no need for high shutter speeds here. Bubbles are not fast moving.

    This comment is part of XDrive’s photography learning sessions. Thanks for the updates once more Brenda.

    1. Thank you for the clarification between abstract and fast speed photography. I often find myself confused as to some the classifications, esp., fine art, rural, and street. Hope your weekend is filled with laughter and family.

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