Remember that 80’s TV show, Out of This World, where the main character, Evie, was a half-alien with the ability to freeze time by touching her two index fingers together at the tips? Yeah … uhmmm, me either … cough cough, football, De Niro. Anyhow, I digress. Using my own half-alien abilities and the power of the Canon T2i’s high speed photography, I’m able to freeze time through the viewport just like the sitcom teen. Stopping the motion of what the mind has been trained to know as real is a cerebral teaser, essentially stealing the feeling of gravity.
The key to a compelling high-speed photography image is capturing that which is normally in motion, setting a high enough aperture speed and stopping time. If your settings are too slow, the effect is degraded and the blur of the motion brings too much reality back in frame. In this particular image I used my own fingertip technique to pause the dripping waters of a fountain. Each drop seemingly floating independently of the whole.