Blurred by the Mind
Sometimes in our confusion, we see the world not as it is, but through eyes blurred by the mind. ~Unknown
Oct. 30, 2012.
During the Master Class with photographer Richard Martin we were encouraged to try different types of intentional camera movement. While I've had good success with panning quickly up trees, I haven't tried any quick up/down pans in the same shot. Shooting conditions were bright here so I set my ISO to 100 and chose f/29 for my aperture setting. Even so, I only got a 1/10 sec. exposure, not that long. I did manage a quick camera jiggle in that time. I like the result - strong vertical lines suggesting trees, (that were in fact the subject), wispy lines of light lending an ethereal mood, and stronger bands of colour creating energy and movement. I'm surprised at the straightness of the vertical lines and the apparent stacking of the 'trees'. I don't remember their positions but I think they were random. This is a technique I'll play with again!