When I go out with my camera there are not always interesting scenes to capture. To get my photographic juices going I usually do a few things; use a fixed focal length, only take macro shots, use one aperture or shutter speed and create abstract scenes. While walking around the woods I was feeling uninspired and decided I would create some abstract views of the woods with movement, the results were interesting.
Going With The Grain
Moving the camera up and down with a long exposure, creates a nice smooth image. The image is pleasing because the movement is in the same direction as the objects in the scene and our eyes don’t have to move around too much to look at the picture as a whole.
Going Against The Grain
Here the movement is from right to left while the objects are lined vertically creating a more drama in the scene. The image feels more intense as our eyes can not move smoothly across the image as we have to stop regularly when a vertical line breaks the horizontal movement.
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