When the “atmospheric river” gives you rain, I stay indoors and try out different shutter speeds to capture the falling rain. While I was primarily working on how the falling rain looks, one of the resulting images is the one above – a rain splash off the table.
Shooting Notes: Various shutter speeds were used ranging from 1/30 to 1/200 of a second. The overall exposure was kept relatively the same by adjusting the ISO anywhere from 100 to 3200. At 1/30 sec the raindrops become lines that span the entire height of the image while at 1/200 sec the raindrops become a scatter plot of short lines going in various directions as the drops bounce off the surface of the table and are caught in a very quick stop-action speed.
EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center-weighted metering mode, ISO1250, 170mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec
Cameron Park (CA), Raindrop Splash, Rain, Cast Iron Table. Cameron Park, CA. February 20, 2017. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.