January 10, 2014

Beech Woodlands

By In Photo Galleries, Photo Manipulation
New Years Day – and a photo walk in the woods with my sis as the oldens prepare a roast lunch. A fine day, if incredibly muddy from all the recent rain. Tripod in hand, boots caked with mud, filters played with, HDR experiments and all manner of photos taken. The beech woods (Longfield Wood and Man’s Leg Wood in this instance) around my childhood home are a delight. This first batch is my attempt at ‘intentional camera movement’, a vertical sweep during a 1 second exposure. Interesting results although perhaps not as interesting as the horizontal movement shots across Swanage bay

The first four images are all ‘as is’ straight from the camera. The final two received a -90 degree motion blur filter in photoshop with 165 pixels selected. Woods-5 was then subjected to a ‘Sky Blue & Canvas’ in Topaz ReStyle with a landscape pop in Topaz Clarity. Woods-6 had a ‘Soft Rolling Hills’ adjustment applied in Topaz ReStyle with a colour and contrast boost in Topaz Clarity. I actually prefer the final two images – more colour punch for a start…

Panning Photographs in Beech Woodlands

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  1. Jeanne Horak-Druiff January 10, 2014

    Interesting (she says, rubbing chin!) Very Turner-esque – refer to our previous discussions of the line between photography and fine art ๐Ÿ˜‰ I like 4 and 6 best I think. This is one case where I prefer the Topaz version! :o)

    • andrew January 10, 2014

      Not totally convinced by them at all to be honest; although I’ve looked around the internet and they seem pretty much the ‘norm’ for this type of thing. Woods-4 seems more double exposure than panning, I think because I began the pan with the camera pointed at the ground.


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