Lunchtime Photo

This is a fountain at Trafalgar Square. I took this picture with a moderately long shutter speed (1/4 of a second), which provides a little bit of velvet but with enough detail to still see the water spouts clearly. I took both longer and shorter exposures, and this was the one I liked best. Maybe someday I’ll put them all up in a gallery and you can decide which look you prefer.

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