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Intentional Blur - Autumn Gold by Ally Green

June 2021 - Intentional Blur - Autumn Gold

About the Image(s)

At the end of our drive we have a gorgeous Aspen tree and i was sitting out on our deck and wanted to capture it in an abstract way so i did a couple of vertical panning shots and this is what came out! The autumn colors were the best in Colorado last year so i was lucky to be surrounded by so many lovely aspen trees. I did very little in post just moving the highlight sliders and adding a sight vignette

5 comments posted

Connie Reinhart   Connie Reinhart
It seems the vertical swipe gives better results when there is a strong certial line to ground it - your tree trunk. The color, exposure, composition are excellent. What shutter speed did you use? I'm experimenting with ICM, but have yet to get a good shot.   Posted: 06/06/2021 10:01:06
Ally Green   Ally Green
Thanks Connie..i really enjoy experimenting with motion blur. The settings were 1/30 F16 ISO800.   Posted: 06/14/2021 14:41:41

Barbara Kuebler   Barbara Kuebler
This is a lovely image. The bright yellow leaf blur is very pleasing to look at. The gray trunks and bluish gray sky balance the composition. I am glad you filled the frame with the tree. The vignette is subtle and adds impack.   Posted: 06/08/2021 08:14:59

Gavin Tow   Gavin Tow
The vertical shots really gave all the color from the Aspen tree. It almost looks like oil artwork. The background really worked well with the bright colors.   Posted: 06/13/2021 17:24:00

Carole Kropscot   Carole Kropscot
Ditto what Barbara said! She took the words right out of my mouth! I haven't had luck with this technique. I think I was using too long of a shutter speed. I see you used 1/60 sec. I will try that and hope to get something as fine as your image. Your choice of subject was crucial to your success.   Posted: 06/22/2021 14:35:04


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