Action at the Water Wheel

by Larry Nelson April. 22, 2011 2905 views

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 Hooker 6 years, 5 months ago

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

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Marsha 6 years, 5 months ago

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

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Goldbrandi 6 years, 5 months ago

Wooow...superb set!

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Andrea 6 years, 5 months ago

Wonderful shots!

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Art Bee 6 years, 5 months ago

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

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Tom 6 years, 5 months ago

Wow thats a great capture well done

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Brenda Nelson 6 years, 5 months ago

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

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