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Twin Sideways Tornados
Lens: DA 16-45 Camera: K-7 Photo Location: Newburyport, MA ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/2s Aperture: F22 
Posted By: slowpez, 06-28-2010, 09:54 AM

Saw this just before a thunderstorm hit Salisbury Island SP. Really weird formation that stayed around a while before it finally fizzled into rain.

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I wouldn't have wanted to be that close! A very interesting phenomenon...

BTW, why did you use F22 for this shot? You generally don't want to go all the way down to 1/2s if you can help it!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
I wouldn't have wanted to be that close! A very interesting phenomenon...

BTW, why did you use F22 for this shot? You generally don't want to go all the way down to 1/2s if you can help it!
Thanks for your comment Adam but could you explain why not use F22 or go down to 1/2s for this shot? I'll admit to keeping more of an eye on the clouds than I did on the camera but after checking, all the ones I took were at F22. Thanks in advance for clarifying this for me. Looking forward to your reply. Susan
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Was the sideways tornado spinning slowly? If so, I can see how a slow shutter speed can help make blend its motion and make it appear very smooth. However, typically, shooting at F22 is not advisable unless you really need the extra DOF. Lenses are typically sharper around F8 and F11, and faster shutter speeds will help prevent unnecessary motion blur or shaken images.


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Thanks Adam. As always you have been a big help. The clouds were moving as clouds are wont to do and I most likely could have used a faster shutter speed and gone for less DoF. To tell you the truth, I'm not sure how much thought I put into the photo. The learning curve here is a killer but I do appreciate it when someone takes the time out to give me the help and advice I need. Susan
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