Category Archives: intentional camera movement

white lace

In the fall of 2015, I took a picture of this tree in all its golden glory. Here it is in the spring, blooming its heart out at the side of the road.

 

flowering tree, Pender Island B.C.

 

In summer and winter, this little tree almost disappears into the background foliage, but for two seasons of the year, it really shines.

(This photo is the result of an in-camera multiple exposure combining a straight and a blurred image.)

 

morning ferry view

I went to the mainland this past weekend to attend a friend’s birthday party, which entailed getting up very early Friday morning to catch the first ferry off island. Normally when I take this ferry, I buy a cup of tea, find a seat in the most out-of-the-way corner, and hunker down for the two-hour journey. But this day, the pre-sunrise clouds were hanging low and misty over the islands, luring me out on deck to try to capture the mood of a winter morning in the Pacific Northwest. I added a little intentional camera blur to match the state of my half-awake brain.

 

Active Pass, Gulf Islands B.C.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Against the Odds

half-light

This photo was taken at twilight on the beach about a few weeks ago.

Twilight shore Pender Island B.C.

It brings to mind the song “Opened Once” by Jeff Buckley.

And in the half-light, where we both stand
This is the half-light, see me as I am

Weekly Photo Challenge: Half-Light

sun spot

The other day I happened to look out the window to see the sun finally breaking through the heavy fog that had been hanging around all morning. I’ve kind of moved away from using the “intentional camera movement” technique lately (it can be frustratingly unpredictable!), but decided to try it for this shot to create an abstract image. The resulting blend of light, shadow and reflection created an almost metallic effect which I quite liked.

Pender Island abstract seascape