It's been a while since I posted anything here. I spent much of the summer in the USA and, since I got back, most of my ePhotozine time has been spent in the critique gallery. Time to get posting again!
I've been spending quite a lot of time in the woods, recently, tramping around and trying to find interesting photographs. This one was inspired by a photo by Ste_Bo that I saw in the critique gallery and an article by Don Smith that I had, coincidentally, read at around the same time.
There's no digital manipulation here, beyond the usual tweaking of levels, curves and saturation. The blur is achieved entirely by moving the camera through the slow-ish exposure. If you want to try this yourself, shutter speeds of between about 1/20s and 1/10s seem to work best. Smoothly raise the camera and press the shutter release as it's moving. Take lots of shots, in different places. You'll probably find that they mostly look the same and, if none stand out, bin the lot! I took about forty shots to get this one and the selection instantly boiled down to either this shot or another very similar one that I took a few moments earlier.
All comments and criticism welcome.
Thursday, 16th September, 2010.
50mm, f/2.8, 1/20s, ISO-100.
|Camera:||Canon EOS 400D |
|Lens:||Canon 50mm f/1.4 |
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|