On a recent outing scouting for new shoot locations I stumbled across a great area – semi industrial, semi rural.
After taking photos of the industrial side including some awesome graffiti walls I turned around and saw this rural field and immediately had a vision in my head for a abstract art photo.
To show you what I did firstly I need to show you a photo of the landscape as is
This is what you see in real life
To create the type of abstract I had in mind in camera you need to move the camera up or down during exposure. Shooting in manual mode and using a circular polarizer filter over the lens to help reduce glare and light I dialed in an aperture of f22, the smallest I can go on this lens (remember small hole = big number) set the iso at 200 and shutter speed at 1/10th second to have time to move the camera during exposure. I shoot in raw mode and my results have only had the basic processing, here is my result
This is first attempt.
Settings f.22 1/10th ISO 200
Looks interesting but no quite what I had in my head, a little to dark, I want more pastel effect so changing nothing but my ISO to 640 I achieved what I set out.
Beautiful pastel colours and you still see the line of the hill, perfect!
Just because I have been taught to shoot it until it is dead – I tried moving the camera to the side, this is what I got.
Camera moved during exposure sideways
As you see these photos are in my opinion art and very subjective. The sideways photos is not quite what I had in my head so in the end I prefer the other photo. I would love your opinions on this subject.
Until next Friday, have a great week.