One of our stops a few weeks ago on a wine tasting trip to Napa was Peju Province Winery. They have some excellent wines, but before we got to the tasting I stopped at the fountain outside to just experiment a bit. It was a very bright, sunny day, so I was able to set a very high shutter speed and still keep the ISO low. A large aperture kept the depth of field shallow to accentuate the droplets along a narrow plane. I will post the exact numbers later, in case anyone is interested. Don’t have them with me right now.
Click on these pictures to get the best view. The enlargements give more detail, sharper and clearer. I especially like the capture of the one very small bead of water near the center of the picture below.
These shots were made with the camera hand held. Though I would recommend using a tripod whenever possible, I didn’t have one with me on this trip, and I was using a mega-fast shutter speed to freeze the water.
As always, your comments are appreciated.