Sort of like a painting? This is the effect you get with a slow shutter, water and reflections. John Barclay, Dan Sniffin and I visited Seattle's Fisherman's Terminal and shot a variety of subjects. When I saw all these colors on the water (boat reflections) I took some time to find a composition I liked.
When I first saw this image (slow shutter!) I thought of a line from one of my favorite James Taylor songs "planets spinning through space." The song is "Secret O` Life." The line is in this stanza:
Now the thing about time is that time
Isn't really real
It's just your point of view
How does it feel for you
Einstein said he could never understand it all
Planets spinning through space
The smile upon your face
Welcome to the human race
Here is JT performing the song in case you are interested. I have seen him perform this song many times.
Visited Seattle's great Chihuly exhibit again this month. Playing around with ICE (In Camera Effects), in this case a bit of zoom blur. I.e. you are zooming in or out while firing the shutter. The long exposure also blew out the background which is kind of nice.
Another interesting scene I saw while walking the streets of NYC. After seeing this on my monitor, I felt it would make a good B&W, so into Topaz B&W Effects we go!
Just a few simple adjustments with the sliders and I had the kind of edgy B&W I am looking for. I think the B&W version draws me into the image more than the color version. See for yourself, the original is on the Continue link.
My good friends John Barclay and Dan Sniffin are visiting for a few days. Yesterday we toured Seattle a bit, including a visit to Fisherman's Terminal with it's "work boats." There is a large amount of shooting opportunities there. I think my favorite is coming up with compositions in the boat hulls. There are combinates of paint, rust, scratches and vegetation that are pretty fun to work with.