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Action at the Water Wheel

  • Posted April 22, 2011 by Larry Nelson Viewed 2790 times

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This water wheel at Silver Dollar City is turned by water falling into many open containers built into the wheel.

As the “pockets” in the wheel fill with water, the weight of the water causes the wheel to turn forward.

A slower shutter speed captures the blur of the moving wheel and the falling water.

Much better enlarged! The slow shutter catches the trails made by the small droplets of water splashing on the wheel.

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    • # Helen

      Great use of shutter speed - it produces a wonderful sense of movement.

      2011.04.30 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Marsha

      Love the colors in this post....and really great how the water jumps off the wheel! Nice captures, Larry!!

      2011.04.22 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Artbee

      Excellent examples of shutter speeds Larry! Very Interesting indeed! Well Done!

      2011.04.22 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Brenda Nelson

      These are really excellent! There is great movement in each shot and wonderful details in the water.

      2011.04.21 Edited Reply Cancel