due to some technical difficulty i cannot control, the images originally posted were, as Marly points out, "vertiginous." To the point of giving me a headache when i looked at them this morning. Strange, that i did not have that experience last night while making them.
i save one...just so you can see what we are talking about.
My apologies...look at larger version if you wish to feel as though you are on a wild carnival ride while in a still image.
Yes, i tweaked contrast on this but the image was created in camera, not in Photoshop
this next one is a replacement
much less motion thank goodness. Both are still the same maple tree featured in yesterday's experiments
i guess this all brings up the question: "what are you trying to do with these experiments?"
answer: see things differently...find new ways of interpreting beloved imagery into new, but still pleasing patterns.
the light was wonderful the air soothing and the anemones, glorious. In other words, i reveled in their company and captured dozens of images. i finally trimmed them down to 8 images and hoped to create a nifty slide show with some really nice transitions, fades, etc. but the software is not cooperating...so i had to settle for something more basic. Click here, to view a slide showbut not the slide show i had hoped to post here.
i know that i should have edited more... down to just one, two or three but i couldn't.
Except for a bit of bright coral along the scalloped edges the face of the leaves on this tropical plant are a rich, but not terribly exciting brown and in my opinion best used as a foil for vibrant dahlias or shocking salvias or candy-pink hibiscus flowers. That all changes when one happens to walk beneath the leaves and look up
Be sure to click on the image, and view it larger.
Frost was forecast, so Jo gathered the fresh roses that had just opened. Precious little pale pink buds and flowers with short, slender stems. "What to do?" thought Jo Where to put them? Not enough little vases No wide, shallow bowl that fits. Then she unearthed this deliciously heavy glass vase.
She hates it when i photograph her hands. i'm sorry, Jo but it is diminished without you.
someone is lobbying to change the copyright laws to benefit thieves and hurt artists. so please check it out, and contact your congressman...they put in a handy link for you so it's nearly an automatic thing! Thank you, for taking the time...all artists depend on copyright protection for their livelihoods.
Tracing the word photo.graph we step back into Greek: phos = light graphis = stylus, paintbrush or graphê = representation by means of lines or drawing
in more poetic English = drawing with light
Inspired by other photographers showing their experiments on the Internet with very slow shutter speeds while intentionally moving the hand held camera (there are dozens over at Flickr...where, in all the silliness, seriousness and playfulness a person can learn a lot, go cross-eyed, and often grow whoozy from exploration).
i've been experimenting, too attempting to capture images that express more literally the notion of drawing with light
The word drawing in my head always means a moving hand so when i found myself eager to look at things from a fresh perspective this question naturally took hold: what will happen if i let the light reflecting from a plant draw upon the sensor in my digital "paintbrush+canvas" ?
Here are the first 3 successful attempts and yes from the garden specifically, strong summer light on the green and red leaves and stems of a banana plant and the dark shadows of giant spruces behind.
These are cropped from the full frames and adjusted slightly for "light/dark" in Photoshop but otherwise, created in-camera.