lakeside view
lakeside view
flowing sun
flowing sun
beach study #1
beach study #1
beach walk
beach walk
the barn at Shelburne
the barn at Shelburne
the walker
the walker
beach study #2
beach study #2
ornamental grasses
ornamental grasses
setting sail
setting sail
early fall
early fall
lakeside view
lakeside viewA combination of images taken around the tree - aligned, blended and masked to produce a pleasing effect.technical;Exposure - 1/125th - 1/200th sec at f8, ISO 100Images - 12, keeping the tree positioned central in the frame for ease of alignmentSoftware - Lightroom (catalog, global adjustments), Photoshop (layer adjustments, alignment and masking)
flowing sun
flowing sunA sunflower is captured using Pro Cam on an iPhone 7. The Pro Cam app for mobile phones does an admiral job displaying an image on the screen as it is built over time.In this instance the camera was rotated around the flower center during exposure. The tricky part was to figure out how to keep the lens central whilst rotating - this proved difficult to master with the lens being positioned at the outer edge of the phone.TechnicalCamera - iPhone 7Camera app - Pro CamMode - slow shutter/motion blur/BulbTime - 2 seconds
beach study #1
beach study #1The beach is a traditional ICM favorite. One of the benefits of ICM is that any camera can be used - here my iPhone was used, panning left to right.A number of shots were taken that day, combining pan speed and timing of the incoming waves to obtain a pleasing result.
beach walk
beach walkIn this instance the camera was move down as the shutter was released, resulting an almost painterly effect on the subjects.The result is dependent on shutter speed, speed of camera movement and the start/end position of the camera as the shutter opens and closes.TechnicalCamera - Nikon D5500Exposure - f22, 1/25 sec, ISO 100Filters - polarizer (limit light to help decrease shutter speed)
the barn at Shelburne
the barn at ShelburneAn early attempt blending multiple exposures in the vein of Pep Ventosa. Seven images were used in this composite. More shots were taken around the tree but many had the tree in deep shade which i felt might detract from the end result. The smaller sample set allowed me to focus on experimenting with blending techniques and workflow.TechnicalCamera - D550Exposure - 1/125 - 1/200 at f8 (AP)Numerous exposures taken around and focused on the tree. The most appropriate (7) globally adjusted in Lightroom, then blended and masked as layers in Photoshop to produce desired result.
the walker
the walkerA subject captured walking a path, taken from a low angle. Here, I was testing different panning techniques, this particular one involving a downward motion followed by a ‘whip’ to the left to create a ghosting effect.technicalCamera - D5500Exposure - 1/3 sec at f32, ISO 100Movement - down, following form of subject, followed by ‘whip’ to the left
beach study #2
beach study #2The beach is a traditional ICM favorite. One of the benefits of ICM is that any camera can be used - here my iPhone was used, panning left to right.To lengthen exposure time in such bright light I pulled a 10-stop ND filter from my bag and held it over the iPhone lens whilst panning.A number of shots were taken that day, combining pan speed and timing of the incoming waves to obtain a pleasing result.
ornamental grasses
ornamental grassesOrnamental grasses caught swaying in the breeze. The Pro Cam app for mobile phones does an admiral job displaying an image on the screen as it is built over timeTechnicalCamera - iPhone 7 Camera app - Pro CamMode - slow shutter/motion blur/BulbTime - around 2 seconds
setting sail
setting sailA sailboat captured on Lake Champlain. As technique of horizontal pan with intermittent ’hold’ points was used to create a multiple exposure effect. Each time the camera movement was paused allowed an image to build on the sensor.TechnicalCamera - iPhone 7Camera app - Pro CamMode - slow shutter/motion blur/BulbTime - around 4 seconds
early fall
early fallA series of 5 photos focused on the central tree and with movement either side. The process of blending multiple images is based on a technique pioneered by Pep Ventosa (https://www.pepventosa.com/).Basic global adjustments were applied across the images in Lightroom, round-tripped into Photoshop as layers for blending and masking to produce the desired result.TechnicalCamera - Nikon D5500Exposures - 5, at f8. Speed 1/80 to 1/125 sec (auto aperture)Post processing - Lightroom, Photoshop.
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