I decide to move on from my shoreside spot and climb higher above the water. I recall the intentional camera movement workshop I attended at the Creative Light Photography Festival and begin to use my camera to paint impressions of the reeds. I decide to try slower shutter speeds of around 1 or 2 seconds rather than the faster ones I would normally choose.
There is a sense of surprise as I regularly check the images on the back of my camera and adjust the settings accordingly. As I work the water’s surface is tinged with pinks and oranges and takes on a luminous glimmer. I decided to let my camera and the movement of my hand take the strain without being too precious about the images I might make. I enjoy the excitement of downloading my images onto my computer these days when I am not entirely sure whether I have been successful with a new technique or approach. This is certainly the case with today’s images. I am concerned that with the slower shutter speeds the images become too blurred and thus further away from the reality I am seeking to capture. But I need to dwell with them and consider whether they add a different dimension or aesthetic to my current body of work. Here is a selection of this morning’s efforts.
I would be very grateful for feedback on these images.