When I went photographing and swimming yesterday, it was high noon.
I made all the images here with the Olympus 45/1.8 (though I used the 40-150 for some others that didn’t make it into the post), and for its 37 mm filter thread I don’t have an ND filter, and if I had had one, I wouldn’t have had it with me.
In situations like this, you basically have two options: either to use a strong ND filter (remember, it was noon on a sunny day!), or to completely freeze the action. I had no choice, thus I froze it.
It’s pretty much impossible to pre-visualize the result of such an image. Even a tenth of a second between two images makes all the difference in the world. It’s totally chaotic and your only chance is to make lots of images and hope for the best. That’s what I did 🙂
The Song of the Day is “Wild Water Blues” by Kokomo Arnold. Hear it on YouTube.