39 hydrangeas


Here’s my latest attempt using the Pep Ventosa ‘in the round’ technique.

Until recently this lone Hydrangea shrub sat in the front yard of a proud home. Now, through mandatory home purchase and the clearing of land the shrub acts as a reminder of times past.

A stacked series of 39 shots were taken around the shrub, each blended at low opacity to produce this impressionistic result.

In processing I found that reducing the opacity on each layer to < 5% allowed the images at the bottom of the stack to remain significant. Due to the number of layers distractions can be essentially ’painted over’, which makes this technique so versatile.

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