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Frozen

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Maybe not the most interesting or intriguing concept here, but my focus for this week's project was on freezing motion, finding a sense of control inside a constantly changing environment, and creating for the sake of discovering a practical application for future work. Below are the individual focus points I considered while going out to capture these images, the specific tools of control I used, and the application to future projects.

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FOCUS:
- Movement & Frozen Action in a quickly changing, never-the-same subject matter
- Impermanence of water and how its shape / composition cannot be predicted

CONTROL:
- White Balance, locked in at 5200 for tonal consistency
- Aperture, f/7.1
- Focal Length, 70mm
- Shot at high noon in direct sunlight, metering for the highlights.

PRACTICAL APPLICATION:
- In Black & White shooting, high key highlights are the actual focus in the image. The inverse may be true for shadows in an image where the majority is dark, but for this specific subject, the highlights are what shape the composition. During this shoot, I took more than 100 different images of this same exact scene. The ones shown here are the ones I believe to be the strongest compositions due to the placement of highlights and where they landed in the scene. 

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