Graham Fisher  

Untitled by Graham Fisher

June 2020 - Untitled

About the Image(s)

This image using a Nikon D800, Nikkor 28-300mm @ 28mm, 12 sec, f22, ISO100. Taken at night from a moving car. I made dozens of images with variations of this technique. Never likely in film days. The natural movement due to the moving car gave some interesting images. Depending on how far I extended my arms holding the camera, while using the ‘liveview’ setting (i.e. looking at the screen, not through the viewfinder), the camera movement could be really wild or more controlled. And, of course, exposure time would also influence the final result. I show here one of the more controlled images that I liked. I’m not sure if this is real photography but I was influenced by Joanne’s work from last month that I liked showing a different approach and wanted to show something a bit unusual too. Since I don’t know how to use Photoshop very well, this result is out of the camera with a few minor edits in Lightroom. I’m interested to hear your views.

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5 comments posted

Alan Kiecker   Alan Kiecker
That is an interesting idea! I just hope you were a passenger and not also the driver! :-)

I like the image. The composition is well done, with nice leading lines all pointing to cars (I assume) with colorful lights that definitely attract and hold the viewers eye.   Posted: 06/10/2020 16:21:03

Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Groups 36 & 67)
I like the way you created a vanishing point. However I'd crop those blue lights on the far right. They create a distraction from the main image.   Posted: 06/13/2020 17:47:54

Cora Rosenhaft   Cora Rosenhaft
Lovely abstract image. I not only like the squiggly lines made by the lights, but the blue and green stripes add dimension to the leading lines. I agree with Larry, the light blue light on the right edge take my eye out of the frame. I would try cloning or cropping them out.   Posted: 06/29/2020 12:16:23
Graham Fisher   Graham Fisher
Thanks everyone for the comments. Good advice oncropping the right or cloning out. Also appreciate the encouragement for this abstract subject.
And Alan yes my wife was driving :-)   Posted: 06/29/2020 20:40:09

JoAnne Rolle   JoAnne Rolle
I like that you found ways to extend the actual to abstract - I find the image exciting.

When I first viewed the image, I kept trying to determine what and how it was made... in the end, I stopped trying to understand what it was -- and "enjoyed the ride". I am the most inexperienced photographer in the group... but I love experimentation... and I love this image! Thanks!   Posted: 06/30/2020 00:40:45