On Google +, there are several photography groups that I follow. One of them being Nature Visions Photo Expo. A wonderful place that shows some creative nature photography. One of the recurring themes I’ve been seeing is blurring nature to create an impressionist image.
After today’s rain, I took my Canon G12 out to experiment with the spring flowers to see what I could come up with. Creative blurs, I quickly found out is more difficult than I thought it would be. First, allow me to show you my subjects.
Setting the camera on TV (Time Value/Shutter Priority) I first used the shutter speed of 1/15 of a second.
Nope..that’s not it. Let’s slow down the shutter speed some more. This time a 1/.6 of a second.
Oh no ! Too much light ! Let’s find something in between at 1/8 of a second.
That’s more like it ! I discovered that having color and contrast really makes the blur images work. I also had to practice the speed and angle that I moved the camera while pressing down the shutter.
I think to come up with something perfectly fascinating and worthy of Picasso some practice may need to be done. Although I like this last one of some random grass. Let me know what you think! Happy Spring everyone. 🙂
Oh ! I’m going to add one more. This one I think is the best one. I caught it when cleaning out the extra files.