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.
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.
The vertical structure of tree trunks invites vertical movement of the camera, such as in this image:
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.
The wet streets also create some great reflections and invite vertical camera motion
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?