In autumn I spent a few days in Oregon with Willie and Alan exploring the Portland area. Although the entire trip was filled with gorgeous places, one of our favorite spots was a row of trees that we found. We spent quite a while trying to find the perfect set of trees but we had so much time to kill that we started playing around while we waited for the light to get “right”. We loved the way that the trees lined up but also converged on a single point. The yellow leaves, white bark, and brown grass made for a wonderful contrast of color.
One fun thing to do with a photo is to move the camera while the shutter is open and create motion and blur. When done with a row of trees, like this, it gives a painted look. This is not a photoshop effect nor is it a painting. It’s a single press of the camera shutter and moving the camera in an up or down motion over an 1/8 of a second. Just a fun little photo while I’m in between shoots!
Nikon D800 w/Nikkor 80-200mm:
200mm, f/11, 1/8 sec, ISO 100
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