With my telephoto lens attached to my Nikon D3100, I took the following.
|Focal Length: 195mm; Shutter Speed: 1/4000; F-Stop: f/5.3|
|Focal Length: 122mm; Shutter Speed: 1/4000; F-Stop: f/4.8|
|Focal Length: 75mm; Shutter Speed: 1/4000; F-stop: f/4.5|
In order to shoot these photos, I used "Shutter Priority" mode on my camera. Focusing on the water droplets instead of the car or trees in the background was challenging. In autofocus I had to first focus on my husband holding the sprinkler and then focus on the water that was at the same distance from me. Or I had to use manual focus. Using manual focus was challenging because the water was moving so fast and was so small I couldn't see it very well to tell if it was in focus.
I'm please with these photos, but of course want to do better.
Thoughts for next time
- shoot with the sprinkler on the ground (someone holding it was too chaotic)
- get some sun spots by shooting at sunset and have some backlighting or frontlighting effects
- I'd like to try for a faster shutter speed to stop motion even more.
- Go for a slower shutter speed and make it look like flowing water, not frozen movement