Yes, that's the essence of the attraction; for me, these kinds of images are capable of being looked at time after time because they offer so many different perspectives (without using different lenses - let's not go there!) and interpretations. I've tried doing them a few times, but it isn't as easy as it looks - there still has to be something that 'works' - something that allows the whole to stick together and not break into seperate parts. I've had best fortune just by the lucky accident, to tell you the truth.
Accident is what counts for this picture as well. But maybe I'll strive more actively to achieve this look, since I do like it. It is kind of like adding an extra dimension/unknown into the equation since the motion will have unexpected consequences.
But then, I'm of the generation that knew about Ernst Haas's oeuvre first time around!
I looked at his 'motion' pictures
again and what I noticed is that you can much better distinguish the subject of the picture.
I also saw the pictures on your website and notice your 'attempts' :-). Can you tell me which one you like best?
I saw more in your version of R1085957 as I tried to work on it; it got better for me as much from paying more attention to it as from changing it. I layered a B&W conversion over it , etc.
Hi Bruce, can you tell me what you were trying to achieve? It seems to me you desaturated it a little to bring the detail of the colours out more? I do like the intense colours but would also like to bring out all those tonal differences.