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Hello and welcome. Hope you enjoy the images I have posted. Please do not reproduce them without my permission. Most are available as note/greeting cards or as prints/enlargements. Thank you for visiting my site and your comments.
Many have asked about the Header image above, which I named 'Eerie Genny'. It was originally shot with film [taken on the shore of the Genesee River near the Univ. of Rochester]. During the darkroom development, I flashed a light above the tray. The process, known as 'solarization', produces eerie, ghostlike effects; some have mistaken this image as an infra-red photo. Some 35+ years later, I scanned and digitized the print, and did a little modern day editing, and, voila.
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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Motion Blur [Orange You Glad It's Friday]

Happy New Year!!

I’ve begun playing around with deliberately moving the camera during shooting in order to deliberately generate blur effects. In this regard, there are several possible approaches: at the time of shutter release, one can move the camera vertically or horizontally or in a circular motion, or while zooming in/out. Each option produces a different and distinctive effect. In all cases, however, the exposure time [shutter speed] must be sufficient to keep the shutter open a long enough time. So, one has to experiment with settings for ISO, f-stop and exposure time The example below was shot several years ago [1 sec, f/5.6 and ISO 200]; it may be that I did not even intentionally try to get the blur; but, hand-held for 1 sec did the job. I include this image because it is the only one having something genuinely orange in color.

These images were created recently using settings in the following range: f/16 - f/22, ISO 100, and 0.25 - 0.70 sec exposure time. 









I will be taking a break for several weeks...see you later in January.



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