Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 4, 2012 - 03:17pm PT
Though I'd start another photo thread...this time for abstract photographs. Photos where the actual object in front of the lens is obscured by the lighting, patterns, colors, motion blur or other techniques which become the real subject of the photo...I'll start with a few I have at work...more later
Thanks, Mtnmun. . . that's right off the camera. . . no special effects in the camera or afterwards. . . it was just one of those trippy water days at Gumboot Lake, way up in the Eddys across the valley from TheMountainShasta.
Some very cool shots by all. There was a technique posted in the photographers of supertopo that was interesting. It involved layering shots taken at different apatures and focal points. Perhaps I'll play with it sometime. Anyone try before?
This type of photo is called an Orton. It isn't photoshop. It is a sandwich of two pictures. One wide open and slightly defocused. The second is stopped down and in focus. The two slides saturate the colors.
Snowgeese. I used a longish 1/10th exposure and let them fly across the frame.
White Sands in New Mexico. It reflects the blue sky right at dawn.
Cosmic - I don't believe BASE posted his photos before my comment about sandwiching because my comment was referring to his shot on the other thread. I wouldn't have mentioned it if the same photo was here already.
Dick you have some great work here, I'm curious about this one:
Credit: Dick Erb
Do anything special to give it that feel? It looks like a painting.
Here's one from a few weeks ago. I notice some really neat reflections of reeds in thew water. After getting home I was disappointed with the shot in color and in B&W. but I thinks this works for now, and could be a lot better if I put some more time into it.
Strange that today's sunsight, not half an hour ago, utilized it's red clouds to take my blues away over having screwed up on my camera settings the day before yesterday, which I still have to understand and put to rights. I'm new, the camera's the pro.
The colors only lasted until I'd shot these few scenes, out of focus, a scant three or four minutes after I'd noticed the colors out my window & had raced up to the fifth floor, barely getting there before everything started to fade to pastels.
I believe I need a new SD card. The old one is headed for the scrap heap, unless there's a way to save the shots that were on it before I "formatted." Any one know anything?--Artless Codger
Sunrise El Capitan and Shaffer Dome (El Cap Hotel and Shaffer Bldg, Merced).
Credit: mouse from merced
"Custom" light source (read "white balance adjustment") used on the last and first shots. What fun we're having with the sun! I might could lighten up the last shot, but there'd be no abstraction, right?
PSEUSSIAN ABCTRACTION. Love the concept, MisterE. The Grinch was green.