I've been down at the beach taking a few of my little abstracts of the stream running across the pebbles. It's busier down there now with the half-term holidays starting and other people are doing the holiday making things with the kids, taking their shots of the ocean and the dramatic views. I, however, am … Continue reading Not the View
The ICM technique (longer than technically correct shutter speeds, handheld and in daylight) normally has me moving the camera during the exposure but in this one the reeds were waving around in the breeze. So on a few shots I managed to get my camera movement 'in synch' with the reeds waving around, creating a … Continue reading Reeds
I've typed too many words accompanying my posts recently. Here's a picture.
After my last picture using relative simplicity I have gone to the other extreme. Autumn is now arriving and the countryside around us is of course preparing for the shorter days and colder times. I think I've managed to get many of the colours of the landscape around us now into this picture of some … Continue reading Transition
Is anyone tired of abstract sea and waves pictures yet? A slight difference in this one. With my sweeping panning movement I seem to have more or less matched the speed of the nearest waves, thereby keeping them relatively sharp compared with the rest of the scene. This has given me an effect that I … Continue reading Sharp & Incoming at Crackington
I was chatting with an artist friend yesterday about how I get some of the abstract results I have been posting recently 'in camera'. To be honest I don't usually do 'technical' or post about my 'process' but, with her questions and a recent comments question about the same, I thought I could do an … Continue reading Getting it all wrong on purpose
I posted a straight black and white shot of the Cambeak headland at Crackington wearing its little offshore cloud yesterday. Regular followers will know I've been trying the alternative abstract intentional camera movement technique on pretty much everything as well, so of course I tried it here too. My alone time - well, at least … Continue reading Offshore Mists Two