Tuesday, 19 April 2016

What On Earth ...?

Here is a photo and a video of the same scene, taken on the same day, only seconds apart. The photo doesn't show how much snow was coming down; the video does.

Why?

Photo:



Video:

video


Like everything else I don't understand about technology, this seems like magic to me.

(But feel free to explain, if you know the real reason this happens. And if you can also explain how to get the snow to show up in the photo, so much the better!)


12 comments:

  1. The shutter speed on the still shot was too fast to capture the snow. The aperture probably was too small, too. But, you take nice pictures and really don't need to waste time thinking abut that stuff.

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    1. Thank you, Joanne - and Steve agrees with you on the shutter speed, below!

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  2. No clue. As a coast-dweller, I have only been in the snow a handful of times in my entire 55 years on the planet so far...

    -Doug in Oakland

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    1. Oh, Doug, you need to rectify that! Or were you not impressed by it those times? :)

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    2. I've actually been up to the snow twice in the last six months, and it was beautiful, but as I walk with a quad-cane, not a whole lot of fun to actually walk around in.

      -Doug in Oakland

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    3. No, that's for sure. Bad enough when you're on two good feet.

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  3. Here's my guess: The camera's shutter speed was so fast that any snow would be stopped still in the air, and the flakes are too small to register. Whereas falling snow has a heavier visual presence, because our eyes see it moving. Just a guess!

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    1. I was hoping you might weigh in, Steve. And Joanne (above) had the same thought. Thanks for answering!

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  4. I could only see the one photo on my iPad but it was pretty:-)

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    1. I was only thinking of how to get the snow to show up in the photo - so if it was pretty it was purely accidental ... on second thought, I meant to do that - thank you :)

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    1. Despite the problems it can cause, it truly is.

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