painting and photographic works

Color and Movement (Part 2)

This is a continuation of my previous post where I shared some motion-abstracted photographs. Here are a few more from that shoot on a windy, cool evening in July after a rainy day.

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For most of these photos I used a  shutter speed of between 1/4 and 1/10 of a second with a shutter priority setting. I like to sweep the camera horizonatlly for a general landscape image. The speed of the camera movement as it relates to the shutter speed is something I am continuing to experiment with.

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The vertical structure of tree trunks invites vertical movement of the camera, such as in this image:

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One aspect that I quite like about these motion-abstractions is how the movement blurs out the elements of the urban environment. These images were all taken in  the city but you dould easily think they were from a rural environment.

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The wet streets also create some great reflections and invite vertical camera motion

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There is lots of fun to be had in exploring this unconventional idea of deliberately moving the camera and blurring the image. I love the effect and will continue to explore. Have any readers explored this technique?


2 responses

  1. they make for great abstract shots!

    2011/07/11 at 12:43 pm

  2. These are lovely!

    2011/07/23 at 2:57 pm

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