Pine tree branch in the snow
This month's Exploring with a Camera exercise is about
This is much more difficult than I thought!
The above effect was created by using a long shutter-speed with a small aperture.
I also put the camera on manual mode
to create the amount of blur I wanted.
I sometimes used 'intentional camera movement'
using the direction in which I found gave
the most harmonious effect.
All the photos were taken with a 50mm f/1.4 lens.
Could this be a gale force wind in a blizzard?
You can tell in which direction I was moving my camera for this composition.
If you look carefully, you can see the benches and a park lamp.
These first shots were taken in my local park this morning
and it was cold work, so I went inside to warm up
before a second outing.
How about blurring up a picture
I have in my home?
Then into the bedroom
to move across the turquoise duvet cover
and the bed spread.
Into the office
to play with the coloured files!
A Mother-of-pearl shell
in my living-room.
After warming up at home with a hot drink,
I returned to the park to capture this lamp.
Then I noticed some people going shopping with their umbrellas
to protect themselves from the still falling snow.
I like this one of the lady dashing along
down the hill to the shops with her
And how about this one with her shopping bag
and cheerful yellow umbrella
creating a scene reminiscent of Impressionist painters?
has organized this very interesting
and instructive exercise in photography.
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