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Jan 4, 2012 16:16:47   #
Rbo36 Loc: S. W. Michigan
 
This picture was taken using my Olympus SP-565UZ camera. f/4.3 Exposure 1/15 sec. ISO 125. (The camera was on auto)
I did not use a tri-pod. My question is this, If I had used a tri-pod would the snow still look like streaks or would it just be flakes. In other words was all the streaking caused by camera movement or the movement of the snow?

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Jan 4, 2012 16:28:41   #
Kiron Loc: Wales and Florida
 
Slow shutter speed maybe? The tree in the background (right) looks focussed and not streaked.

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Jan 4, 2012 16:31:28   #
Kiron Loc: Wales and Florida
 
Rbo36 wrote:
This picture was taken using my Olympus SP-565UZ camera. f/4.3 Exposure 1/15 sec. ISO 125. (The camera was on auto)
I did not use a tri-pod. My question is this, If I had used a tri-pod would the snow still look like streaks or would it just be flakes. In other words was all the streaking caused by camera movement or the movement of the snow?


It is hard if not impossible to shoot anything moving, even slowly, and not have streaking at a shutter speed below 1/60th unless one pans the camera..

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Jan 4, 2012 16:33:02   #
micro Loc: Texas
 
The tripod would help steady the camera, but the snowflakes look streaked because of the slow shutter speed. Looks nice though!

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Jan 4, 2012 17:18:37   #
kenvp Loc: Fort Edward, NY
 
You MIGHT have been able to freeze (no pun intended) the snow with the flash.

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Jan 4, 2012 17:25:44   #
laskalass Loc: Land of the Midnight Sun
 
if that was wet heavy snow...it was probably coming down fast like that....soft floating snowflakes in very cold temperatures comes out looking more like snowflakes...and not streaks.

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Jan 4, 2012 17:37:32   #
Rbo36 Loc: S. W. Michigan
 
gopher22 wrote:
Rbo36 wrote:
This picture was taken using my Olympus SP-565UZ camera. f/4.3 Exposure 1/15 sec. ISO 125. (The camera was on auto)
I did not use a tri-pod. My question is this, If I had used a tri-pod would the snow still look like streaks or would it just be flakes. In other words was all the streaking caused by camera movement or the movement of the snow?


It is hard if not impossible to shoot anything moving, even slowly, and not have streaking at a shutter speed below 1/60th unless one pans the camera..
quote=Rbo36 This picture was taken using my Olymp... (show quote)


Then I guess a tri-pod would not have made much difference. I would need a faster shutter speed.

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Jan 4, 2012 17:41:51   #
Rbo36 Loc: S. W. Michigan
 
micro wrote:
The tripod would help steady the camera, but the snowflakes look streaked because of the slow shutter speed. Looks nice though!


Thank you. I rather liked the effect of the streaked snowflakes myself. My question was so I would know how to make the snow less streaked if I chose to do so in the future.

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Jan 4, 2012 17:43:28   #
Rbo36 Loc: S. W. Michigan
 
kenvp wrote:
You MIGHT have been able to freeze (no pun intended) the snow with the flash.


This is an interesting idea. I will try it the next time we get a heavy snow.

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Jan 4, 2012 17:47:02   #
Rbo36 Loc: S. W. Michigan
 
laskalass wrote:
if that was wet heavy snow...it was probably coming down fast like that....soft floating snowflakes in very cold temperatures comes out looking more like snowflakes...and not streaks.


Yes it was a wet heavy snow coming down like crazy and driven by a pretty good wind.

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Jan 4, 2012 18:13:07   #
snowbear
 
The streaks are due to motion of the snowflakes. You can either speed up the shutter or use a flash. I hope you don't mind my posting one where I used flash. You can see some streaking in the background, but the flash "stopped" a bunch of them.

Nikon D40, 40mm, f/8, 1.6 sec, ISO 400.



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Jan 4, 2012 19:01:43   #
Swamp Gator Loc: Coastal South Carolina
 
Yikes! Looks cold!

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Jan 4, 2012 20:10:03   #
Rbo36 Loc: S. W. Michigan
 
snowbear wrote:
The streaks are due to motion of the snowflakes. You can either speed up the shutter or use a flash. I hope you don't mind my posting one where I used flash. You can see some streaking in the background, but the flash "stopped" a bunch of them.

Nikon D40, 40mm, f/8, 1.6 sec, ISO 400.


Interesting picture. I can see that the snowflakes within the range of the flash are "stopped" yet those outside of that range but lighted by the lamp show a lot of streaking indicating how they would all look without the flash.
My picture was taken in daylight and I wonder if the only snowflakes that would not streak would be those in the range of the flash which I doubt would have reached to the trees thus showing "stopped" snowflakes close to the camera and streaked flakes by the trees.

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Jan 4, 2012 20:13:48   #
Rbo36 Loc: S. W. Michigan
 
Swamp Gator wrote:
Yikes! Looks cold!


It quite often gets that way during a snowstorm☺☺☺

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Jan 4, 2012 20:14:41   #
photogrl57 Loc: Tennessee
 
The blizzard shot is wonderful ... and very cold looking.

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