I have never done this before and was very keen to do all the work in camera. My camera allows me to work with a large number of exposures but to start I decided to work with two images (47-50 below) and then 51 -53 with three. Apart from the intent, I had no idea what to expect. It was strange to see previous shots in the viewfinder as I took the second and third image. I was keen to return home to see what, if anything I had captured, and whether I had managed to provide a sense of the ephemeral hiddenness of Skye – another worldliness, the mystery of the Island. Although I have more work to do on learning about how to capture and process these images here are a few examples of my efforts:
The images below were taken with a 50mm lens which in some ways was simpler to work with. I found it easier to see how the images were merging together as it was a duller morning and I didn’t use a tripod.
Using the multiple exposure capability allows me to use the camera as an aesthetic instrument to produce a unique image. It allows me to reflect how I see the scene – not every detail needs to be sharp – it is about a feeling – my experience.
I think this approach has some potential and I need to work on the idea more. I do not intend to produce a whole portfolio of multiple exposures but only to use them when they produce a real sense of how I experience the Loch, the reeds and the lilies.