Experimenting with panning the camera vertically during exposure.
Monochrome Monday travels back to last autumn and the vertical version of a shot I used at the time.
It occurred to me some time ago that the shots may make an interesting monochrome conversion. Having used the horizontal version at the time I decided to try converting the vertical one.
It then sat in my pending folder waiting to be used until something made me think of the word hodgepodge and I was encouraged to use it. To me hodgepodge is one of those words heard quite a lot as a child but that seems to have fallen out of usage these days.
Anyone not familiar with the word a definition of hodgepodge is a confused mixture.
Wednesday afternoon of week 48 saw me going for a walk looking for details in the snow.
About halfway along the walk I spotted this leaf clinging on to the snow covered branch. I took a few variations of the leaf and snow covered branches but as is often the case it was the first version I picked.
I did a selective colour treatment of it as there was just enough colour in the background to be distracting.
A second shot from my Sunday morning walk during week 44. I was considering this as the pick for week and now I think I prefer this shot.
I was struck by the number of trees initially and then the pattern and complexity of them now that most of the leaves are off the branches.
Continuing my experiments of deliberate camera movement during exposure. For this shot I framed a group of thin tree trunks and panned the camera up in the direction of the trunks as I released the shutter.
The settings for this shot were an exposure time of 1/3 of a second with an aperture of f/5.6 at 100 ISO.
I went for an early morning walk rather than heading off to one of my sunrise locations this weekend. I liked the way the low sun was illuminating patches of the Ivy leaves on the tree trunks.