Strange water formation in long exposure

Started Jul 22, 2013 | Questions thread
rdspear Veteran Member • Posts: 4,601
Re: Strange water formation in long exposure

My first thought was as noted above - a continuous flow with some type of intermittent lighting.  But looking at it full screen, the background behind the path of the "drops" isn't interrupted at all.  With intermittent lighting, the unlit stream should still darken/blur/distort what's behind the unlit part of the path.  I don't see anything.

The decreasing, then increasing, space between the "drops" do make it seem like it's something moving under the force of gravity. So some sort of specular reflection/ghosting doesn't seem to make sense.  Unless it's ghosting of an intermittently lit flow of water outside the frame.

And it appears that the top of the arc is higher than the falls, so it couldn't be the source of any water splashing upwards.

Very interesting - I have no good answer.

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