Wendy Zhang  

Q1 by Wendy Zhang

May 2021 - Q1

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background: I meant to take a long exposure to smooth water. This one exposure is 25 seconds. It came out as a surprise.

It was windy. was it the wind? Then why did the Zen stones move?

Or was the camera moved by the wind or somehow myself? then why the stones underwater and tree trunks did not seem to move much?

I cannot quite explain. but i liked the overall effect.

All the best,


5 comments posted

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
I love a mystery. I can't explain this at all, but I am sure your charming result will get a lot of comments.   Posted: 05/04/2021 10:30:53
Tom Gainer   Tom Gainer
Very interesting, dreamy photo. I find accidental captures like this quite intriguing. I think the picture is a result of camera shake. This can happen especially with long exposures, even using a tripod. The wind, even walking around the camera during a 25-second exposure can cause movement. However, sometimes you actually want try to create this effect by what is called Intentional Camera Movement. Moving the camera up or down, side to side, diagonally, or even in circles during long exposures can create some dreamy looking pictures. Here's one of mine   Posted: 05/06/2021 13:28:24
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Wendy Zhang   Wendy Zhang
Thank you for your encouragement!

Yesterday, I started to learn PhotoShop. Since I feel this photo is like a painting, I added an oil paint filter from Photoshop for fun. Now it is turned into painting.

There seems to be a lot of fun in photography.   Posted: 05/07/2021 09:39:35

Wendy Zhang   Wendy Zhang
  Posted: 05/07/2021 09:53:00
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Zina Mirsky   Zina Mirsky
Fun in photography is the best way to describe what you are doing, Wendy, and you're giving us a fun time too! Playing around with filters, processes, and editing ... from the moment you plan or take your photo to the post-processing output can and should be really FUN. You've given me some today, thank you.   Posted: 05/07/2021 10:40:24


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