Sandra Irwin  


Tree & Evening by Sandra Irwin

January 2020 - Tree & Evening

About the Image(s)

I am experimenting with moving the camera. This photo I shot with my iPhone 6, which was what I had with me when I spotted a full moon through the trees. I took the photo moving the camera, trying to get the moon in motion. The results were not at all interesting (like a moving flashlight), and got lost in the editing process, but above the moon was this tree and the upper portion of the evening sky. I cropped it out and put it in black and white. I liked the hint of a figure made by the tree and the sort of eeriness lent by the motion.


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4 comments posted

Judith Lesnaw   Judith Lesnaw
I love tree man. He looks a bit like an Aztec warrior marching off to battle. I find the motion streaks distracting and would try to fade them. Could you show us the original? You can post it in your reply.   Posted: 01/08/2020 16:47:55

Valerie Pohio   Valerie Pohio
Happy 2020 Sandra!! An interesting image, but not one that's grabbing me, although it maybe has potential. It has spooky quality for sure and that tree is certainly eerie. I think you've had fun learning about and messing with camera motion! It's certainly interesting! Perhaps the light behind the spooky tree could have been increased to contrast the shape and thus drawing the eye a little. Maybe a vignette?   Posted: 01/08/2020 17:33:37

Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
Motion blur is fun to play with. I think I would prefer to know that this is moonlight if the moon was in the photo. Moonlight can actually be quite clear; this feels like fog. I am not sure that you achieved your goal in the photo, but experimenting is always fun.   Posted: 01/21/2020 11:30:22

Karl Leck   Karl Leck
Hi Sandra, I studied the image before reading the description. I saw a very active night scene. A feeling of motion from wind or rain came through. The image has feeling. It's quite moody. A blurred moon would not help.
Karl   Posted: 01/25/2020 14:30:46