Four Different Exposure Times: Geneva Dam
Findings: faster exposure = darker image and more static water. Slower exposure, more light and silky water.
I plan to get a darkening filter, which will allow silky water effect in sunlight (i.e. prevent overexposure).
What is interesting to me is, in time control mode, the camera controls the other camera settings automatically (white balance, aperture size, etc) and it still cannot overcome the extremes of time lag. It compensates best it can, and that's it (thus bleached out top photos). What I am still learning, though, is that if a photographer is seeking a certain type of photo--a certain photo quality or effect--they will need to control all the settings.
The camera does well on automatic, but not perfectly. It's particularly poor on auto setting if there is high contrast in the photo subject--a window behind the subject, a sunburst through the clouds, a white and black checkered background, and such. Plenty to learn.