Collision of The Senses – Abstract – Photo
Good evening folks. Tonight’s photograph is one that may seem like a bit of a cop out. I mean how hard is it to take a blurry image?
Really it is hard to take a blurry image! Sort of.
From time to time I enjoy trying to get an image to be blurry or streaked in a manner that I think is cool.
This leads to, if it works, something of an abstract image.
The interesting, at least to me, thing about this type of image is that it changes the subject of the image. Instead of the subject being a house, a person, a train, a tree, or whatever, the subject becomes simply shapes and colors.
Abstract stuff varies somewhat as to how it can be created… one that I posted here earlier was created in a much different manner than this one was – Where do I look?
My Art Class
I’m in the middle of a semester of “Art History” and we are going to look at some different abstract works. I understand some people like to argue about whether abstract works of art are even artwork, but the fact that they are even discussed in an Art History class would lead me to think the artists have succeeded in at least some way.
We are talking about their work – I’d be somewhat surprised if people are discussing my work in 50 or a 100 years!
Anyway the art class is kind of interesting, abstract paintings, architecture and other expressions of art, all expressions of someone – interesting.
Technically – In Terms of Processing the Image
I don’t have a lot to say here because usually creating blurry image varies quite a bit. Truth is I don’t remember exactly how I went about creating this image.
It did involve a shutter speed that was longer than usual.
The other main ingredient was the movement of the camera while the shutter was open.
As far as the processing goes there wasn’t a lot to do other than the basic stuff that I do to almost every image. This stuff is mostly contained in the Basic panel in the Develop module of Lightroom.
So here is to abstract stuff. Go out and take some pictures… shake the camera! (Carefully!)