Last weekend I went out to practise taking photos. It was hard at first, because I didn't have an objective, so I randomly photographed buildings or close-ups of the snow. And then I started taking pictures of running water to see what impact changing the shutter speed can have. And I also took pictures of old-fashioned shop signs (next post, perhaps). It helps to be on the lookout for specific subjects.
1. Fast shutter speed (1/250), shows the drops of water, background is blurred (aperture 5.6)
The problem is since the focus is on an object in the foreground (the fountain and water) that is quite small, it seems like the whole picture is out of focus.
2. Slow shutter speed (1/15), (aperture 20), gives an impression of movement in the water and the background is more in focus. Unless there's movement of course.
3. Very slow speed (0.3 sec, aperture 36). I like the look of the water or the person moving in the background, but I think I also moved a little so the whole shot is out of focus. Camera shake is my bane.