Photo of the Week #46 - Propeller Head

November 16, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

The Photo of the Week is posted every Monday.  Each photo aims to document the things I've seen, places I've been and all sorts of curious things I have encountered as I go about my daily activities.  Along with the photo I will provide some background and interesting facts about the image and some technical information as well.

 

 

This photo was taken at Balboa Park in San Diego, CA.  It is a perfect example where chance and luck had everything to do with the final outcome.  The result that you see here was not anything that I had planned or even tried to create.  While taking a photo of this little friendly mutt, the dog suddenly shook himself vigorously like dogs do when they come in from being in the rain.  My press of the camera's shutter button coincided with the dog's movements and made his head blur like a spinning top!  I had no idea what I had captured until I returned home to CT.  Although it is not the best artistic image in the world, it is a curiosity.  It is a photo that makes the viewer pause an extra second or two to really take a closer look at what is happening in the picture.  I am sure that my chances of purposely recreating this in the future would be slim to none.

 

Equipment and Settings

Canon 40D
1/60 sec at f8.0, ISO 100
Canon 17-55mm f2.8 IS USM lens set at 55mm


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