Forest Abstracts

In a couple of weeks I’ll be making some photography resolutions for the New Year, one that will definitely be on there is to take my camera out more, take more photos and experiment. More on that in a later post, but for now I’ve started early during a short family walk in a local patch of woodland this morning.

Often I wouldn’t even take my camera on a trip like that or I’d come away without taking any photos I was happy with, so today I made a conscious effort to try something new, to take photos and come away with something that was worth sharing. This led to some fun with longer exposures, panning the camera up through the trees as the shutter was open. I’ve seen these techniques referred to recently as ICM or Intentional Camera Movement but it’s a great way of trying something more abstract.

Here’s three of the resulting shots, the first is my favourite, the last looks most like a forest but that wasn’t necessarily the intention here. If you’re interested in prints from any of these just click through the photo.

Forest Abstractions 1
Forest Abstractions 1
Forest Abstractions 2
Forest Abstractions 2
Forest Abstractions 3
Forest Abstractions 3

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