Friday, November 10, 2006

Forest Movement

I took this photo at Kings Gap State Park in central Pennsylvania a few weeks ago. I planned on taking some interesting shots of fall leaves but I quickly realized that it's very difficult to get a type of image you haven't seen before.
So I experimented with some techniques to get the limited color of the leaves to pop more. I'm not sure if the end result is interesting or just gimmicky but at the very least it's different. It seems to have the look of what you would see if you were running through the woods.
In case you didn't figure it out, I used a longer exposure and zoomed the lens in while the shutter was open. This blurs everything except the very center of the image where the light travels the same distance.

Canon 5D, 24-70 f/2.8L
@40 mm (to start), f/13.0, shutter-1/20 sec, ISO-100
[click photo to enlarge]


Blogger broccoflower said...

Nice! It almost makes me dizzy :)

5:26 PM  
Blogger otilius said...

cool, great movement effect!

1:26 PM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comments, I'm just happy I could create an effect without dealing with photoshop.

9:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like it, even though if I look at it to much, I want to vomit!

Would have been a great movie poster for Blair Witch Project!

8:25 AM  
Blogger micki said...

Zoom bursts are a wonderful technique and you did this one well. I think you achieved your effect of running through the woods. Nothing gimmicky here and definitely not a cliche' autumn image. Nice work!

10:21 PM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comments,
the zoom-burst technique really does a good job of simulating movement, I just have to be careful not to overuse it.

1:25 PM  

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