Frozen action of water splashing in a fountain

Details of Prescott Park

In Close-up, Fine Art, Nature, Post by Aaron BakerLeave a Comment

While I was in Portsmouth, NH on Saturday to photograph the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event, I decided to hang out in Prescott Park and see what photos I could come up with. It was a gorgeous, summer-like day with bright sun and a light breeze and the garden in the park was full of color.

One thing that caught my eye was the water splashing in a couple of fountains. Lately, I’ve been getting a little tired of seeing all the blurred-water photos which is the typical photography treatment of running water. I’ve been playing with getting close-ups of the water flowing and splashing and freezing the action with a fast shutter speed. I like some of the results from shooting water that way.

The butterflies and bees also appreciated the warm day to go diligently about their business of drinking nectar. It takes some patience (and a fair number of shots) to capture nice images of butterflies. Thankfully, there was only an occasional light breeze so the flowers stood relatively still and the butterflies are used to people around so they weren’t too skittish. The beds of flowers separated by grass let me get close to the butterflies while having blurred-out blotches of color in the background.

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