• James Hughes

#PicoftheWeek, Find the Throw Weight

When taking photos of "action," like this throw weight being shot into the tree canopy, there are two major thoughts; to show or stop motion. Both involve the shutter speed of the camera. The slower the shutter speed, the more motion blur that will appear in the photo. Faster shutter speeds will freeze the action without a blur, like our Pic of the Week.

Throw weights are especially useful when climbing a tree isn't practical or a safe option. Attached to the throw weight, which is shot from a launcher, is a line that is tied to a rope.

Ropes are vital for tree fellings as they provide support and leverage when lowering large limbs to the dirt or guiding the cut tree into the desired line of falling.

Can you find the throw weight in the photo?

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