curse you sport continuous mode…

That’s one of the many modes on my pretty good Nikon Coolpix L100. It basically shoots a buncha’ pics in a second or so, useful for catching action. You can pick the One Frame That Actually Shows Something Interesting out of the many which don’t…

this is part of a sequence of water dripping off my kayak paddle blade…

sure, I ran out of charismatic megafauna to photograph so I am now down to water drips…

http://www.swordwhale.com/eastern-neck-island-under-the-supermoon.html

Seriously, looking at the sequence again and again, you see science in action, something about how water works…

There is also this…

a charismatic piece of driftwood on the same beach (Eastern Neck Island MD), too large and buried to bring home without a larger boat and some strapping young folks to dig it out (or a pack of Labrador Retrievers)… I just photograph it every year. It’s kind of cool the way the water interacts with it…

oh look, there’s Moana’s ocean tentacle thingie…

…and this…

http://www.swordwhale.com/how-to-train-your-dragonfly.html

approach, landing gear down, land… (we think that’s a wandering glider dragonfly)… shot on the north shore of the Sassafras River MD)

the rest of the surfer shot looks like this…

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it might have looked like this without SCM…

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and this…

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might have been this…

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…so generally, Sport Continuous Mode is useful…

especially when photographing wildlife, water in motion or…

dragons.

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or Elves…

(you do this by putting the camera on SCM, on a short tripod so the eye level is the characters’ eye level… then you focus by depressing the shutter release, holding that, while the other hand is flinging a cup or so of cold seawater at your Valuable Collectibles…You’ll get a bunch of awful shots and a couple good ones)(and then they fall over into the sea…)

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