For the second assignment in our class, we were supposed to stop something in motion. And it had to be something in motion. It had to look like it was in motion. A car going at 60 mph still looks like it is standing still and wasn't what the professor was looking for.
I was hoping to get good crisp pictures of the water going over the falls, but that didn't work as well as I'd hoped, so I used dice. I dropped the dice and tried to catch them falling and bouncing around. The shutter speed synced to the flash at 1/250 so what I was taking a picture of had to be moving relatively slow. I was shooting in the dark too which complicated the problem of focus. I would put my hand in front of the camera about where the dice would drop, drop the dice and try to catch them. Even then, most were out of focus and in some, there is still some blurred motion.
What you see here are the best I managed to obtain. I submitted one of these below. If you had to turn one in, which one would you have chosen?