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CBWC

Cee’s B & W Photo Challenge: Tree Art

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Tree Art.

An abstract image of trees created by panning the camera vertically during exposure.

Cee's B & W Photo Challenge: Tree Art

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CFFC

CFFC: Trees

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Trees.

I had the post written in my head until I started selecting photos. I found a couple of shots I wanted to use but they didn’t fit into the post I was planning so I abandoned my original plan.

Here’s four shots of trees all taken within a quarter mile of our yard when out for a walk with the camera. Sometimes I was experimenting with deliberate camera movement during exposure and on one occasion I was testing a new lens.

Motion blurred trees. Taken when I was experimenting with deliberate camera movement during exposure.

CFFC: Trees.

 

Tree trunks taken on the first outing with my 85mm lens.

CFFC: Trees.

 

Motion blurred tree trunks. Another shot taken when I was experimenting with deliberate camera movement during exposure.

CFFC: Trees.

 

A confusion of tree trunks. Taken with a telephoto lens to isolate the trunks and compress the perspective.

CFFC: Trees.

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One Word Sunday

Movement

Experimenting with panning the camera vertically during exposure.

One Word Sunday.

Motion blurred tree trunks.

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2018

An impression of trees, part three

After experimenting with intentional camera movement earlier in the year I had another experiment on a Sunday morning walk.

This experiment was different in a couple of ways. Firstly, the leaves are now off the trees so there is less colour but the trees are more graphical shapes with the bare branches.

Secondly, for my earlier experiments I had been using short telephoto lenses. For this shot I went in the opposite direction and used my fisheye lens. A fisheye lens has an ultra wide angle of view with strong visual distortion towards the edges of the photos.

I find it interesting that the tops of the trees are curved inwards due to the distortion of the fisheye lens but that the branches streak outwards due to the camera movement. It was an exposure of 1/3 of a second while panning the camera vertically.

An impression of trees with a fisheye lens.

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52 Week Photo Project

Week 33: An impression of trees

Several evening walks in cloudy, dull weather during week 33 saw me experimenting with intentional camera movement during exposure. I was panning the camera up or down, trying to get the camera movement to follow the direction of the tree trunks.

I ended up taking quite a few photos over three evenings and discovered that the results were different each time due in part to the strength and quality of the light. The other variable was I used different lenses, apertures and changed the ISO between the evenings. Having had fun experimenting maybe I should make notes and try to analyse the settings I have used already.

The settings for this shot were 1/4 second exposure at f/5.6 and 100 ISO.

Abstract trees.