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“Into the Woods”

“Into the Woods”

“Movement. The forest is not a static thing. It’s alive and beckons me into it.”
– Ed Lehming

An experiment in movement that I played with recently. I’ve been doing vertical pan photos for some time and have them down to pure muscle memory and the sound of the shutter ‘slap’. Here, I introduced movement by zooming in as I made the image. My standard shutter speed of 1/4 second remains the same, but the effect is a lot different. I don’t believe it’s something I would do a lot of, but it certainly is energetic, and does feel like I’m being drawn in.

Though it would not be a go-to for me, the layers of yellow and orange as well the interlaced branches that plays here is definitely appealing.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD @ 70 mm – 90 mm
1/4 sec, f/32.0, ISO 400

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“The Maddening Rush”

“The Maddening Rush” - Duffins Creek Thaw

“No reason for a feverish rush
For we will all arrive in the same place
At the right time. Justice will be served.
There will be no better or worse,
No big and small, no rewards, no punishment,
No guilt, no judges, no hierarchies;
Only silent equality.”
― Dejan Stojanovic

The image above could be a churning ocean or a stormy beach, but it’s a small section of creek below the falls at Whitevale, Ontario. I enjoyed the way the light played through water creating the glow from within the  wave. There’s an element to fast flowing water that I am drawn to. I like to play with my shutter speed, matching it to the flow of the water to convey this movement in my photos and I like how this one turned out because it shows the speed and surge of the water the way it appeared to me. A lot of water rushes through the rocks in this area just below the dam, creating a small section of low, but active set of rapids.

And after a short span in the tumult, the creek calms once more, around a gentle bend.

Nikon D300
Tamron 70-200 mm f/2.8 @ 90 mm
1/15 sec, f/32, ISO 250

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