Sunday, March 10, 2013

In Camera Fun - Lindis Pass

Still on Day 5 of our Tekapo trip 3 months ago now.  Where has the time gone?  It's 2013, only 9 months until Christmas (in case anyone needed to know that!)  Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?

I love doing different types of photography as you know - I go all over the place, from macro, to landscapes, to artistic textures which drive the purists mad, and occasionally abstracts or impressionism.  I love doing this in camera, rather than in photoshop, although they can be done both ways.

While I was in the Lindis Pass photographing those gorgeous Lupins, I had taken my fill of images and I was waiting for Liz and Emily to finish up.  So started experimenting with different in-camera action shots.  

Firstly, I stuck my camera on AV, but upped the aperture to make sure that the image was going to take a bit longer to expose.  Then I started taking the images, but moving the camera in different directions.

The first from left to right.  I imagine this is what the river sees as it rushes past the Lupins...

Then I used the moved the zoom on my lens at the same time as pushing the shutter.  This takes a couple of tries to get right.



Then up and down.  I quite like this as it's caught the willow tree on the river bank surrounded by the Lupins...


A little diagonal...


And  love this one as you can actually see the Lupins quite clearly.  It almost reminds me of a Monet painting...


Alongside the river bank again...


 More diagonal...




This is another one of my favourites.  It almost looks like the Lupins have been twisted into candy bars...


This is another good one - as it has a clear focus point, yet is still impressionist.  I might use this in a competition a bit later on.


I had so much fun doing this.  It's really worth playing around with so give it a go.  Link me to some of yours as well - I would love to see them.  Bear in mind - that you throw away a lot of images in the process, but that's the beauty of digital photography!


2 comments:

aliqot said...

Wow, that looks fun - can't wait to get some half decent weather her in the UK to try some of this stuff out!

Love your lupins - that plant will always remind me of the MacKenzie country!

Robyn Carter said...

Yes - very much MacKenzie country.

This type of phtography is loads of fun and can be used anywhere - oceans beaches, water and trees seem to come out best - but even grass is good ;)