A forest for all of its trees

There is a beautiful stand of aspen trees on the eastern edge of the Hillsdale Meadows which I have photographed for years throughout the seasons.  Last weekend I stopped for another visit with them.  This time around I was drawn to the contrast of the slender, white trunks and the dark spaces between them.

I worked a few different ideas before I found what an approach that allowed me to illustrate that contrast.  Using longer shutter speeds (1/8th of a second – 1/4th of a second) and moving the camera vertically during the exposure, the blurs created illustrated the contrast in a way I really like.

13 responses

  1. Pingback: Autumn abstract | Christopher Martin Photography

  2. photographic painting! beautiful results of this long exposure technique.

    July 28, 2017 at 11:54 pm

  3. photographic painting! beautiful output for this long exposure technique!

    July 28, 2017 at 11:53 pm

  4. Fantastic photos, I do love a grove of aspens

    July 28, 2017 at 9:35 am

  5. daveyone1

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    July 27, 2017 at 3:54 pm

  6. Very unusual. I like 🙂

    July 27, 2017 at 7:57 am

  7. Well done, Chris! These all turned out well!

    July 26, 2017 at 4:22 pm

  8. Just exquisite. I like every one.

    July 26, 2017 at 11:47 am

  9. wieder so gute Bilder, super Vorlagen zum malen….
    liebe Grüße Sarah

    July 26, 2017 at 11:18 am

  10. This series of photos are a tribute to abstraction, inciting thoughts, for starters, of capillaries and neurons. They could be used in a Rorschach test. On top of that magic, very dreamy too. Awesome!

    July 26, 2017 at 8:16 am

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