30. But Where Can I Get A Picture Of My Superego?
- Posted Jan. 30, 2010 by Jon Laysell Viewed 4921 times
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This wasn't supposed to be today's picture, it was just a little snapshot I took to amuse myself with a weak joke.
What I had planned to do was take some pictures of of counters moving across our carrom board [carromuk.co.uk]. I spent ages setting my camera up and a similarly long time taking shots at various shutter speeds whilst I flicked the little plastic chips. It was meant to be a study of the relationship between movement and time. It turned out as a study of my own ability to get bored with my own photographic experiments. My aim was to discover the perfect shutter speed to capture the little discs to that they appeared to streak across the wooden board. I never did. I discovered that it is quite possible to have the camera operate quickly enough for the discs to appear stationary (and very boring it looked too). I discovered that at long shutter speeds the moving discs just disappear from view altogether (this amused me greatly for a nanosecond or two - but it actually produces results that would be even more dull to a later veiwer ).
So here were are, dependant an a shot of a sign and some very long text - two things I said I wouldn't do in this year's 365. Oh well, there's always tomorrow.
If by any chance anyone does know the perfect speed for shooting Carrom pics, I'd love to know. Otherwise I might be forced to have another try sometime.
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