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James Scott Memorial Fountain, Belle Isle Park, Detroit Michigan

Posted: May 2017

Andria Watha Contact Sheet. James Scott Memorial Fountain, Belle Isle Park, Detroit Michigan

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Andria Watha Contact Sheet. James Scott Memorial Fountain, Belle Isle Park, Detroit Michigan

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My intention this day was to capture detail shots of the James Scott Fountain on Belle Isle. I positioned myself on a bench, set-up my tripod with a 70-200mm lens and shutter release cable. As you can see, I zoomed in to the top of the fountain first. As I zoomed out people were starting to appear in my shot. At first, I was waiting until they moved out of the frame, but then I decided to keep shooting and see what I might capture. My final selection, above, included two females enjoying and photographing the fountain with her smartphone.

 

Remember to keep shooting, your intended shot is usually not your final selection.

 

Time Duration: 7 Minutes (from first shot to last shot)

Digital Settings: Canon  -  ISO 100  -  70mm to 100mm  -  f25 to f14  -  1/2 to 1/4 second