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Arlen

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1260 on: May 04, 2016, 02:08:48 pm »

Why, thank you, Eric. That's a term I have not seen applied in the context of an image, but I will add it to my photographic lexicon.
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1261 on: May 04, 2016, 02:12:54 pm »

Just stumbled upon this, shot on a compact some years ago

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1262 on: May 07, 2016, 09:38:59 am »

Space Flotsam
Apologies for the size.
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1263 on: May 08, 2016, 09:36:56 pm »

Imagine despoiling this beauty with a bicycle!

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1264 on: May 08, 2016, 10:42:01 pm »

Imagine despoiling this beauty with a bicycle!

JR



Great shot!

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1265 on: May 09, 2016, 07:33:44 pm »

I've been playing with ICM for the last week. Although I'm starting to get a somewhat better feel for what to expect with different camera settings and movements, the results have been pretty disappointing. This is the only one so far that I would even consider letting anyone see.


Beamed Blooms


     


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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1266 on: May 09, 2016, 08:28:11 pm »

That's definitely a keeper, Arlen.
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1267 on: May 09, 2016, 08:52:28 pm »

Looks pretty good, Arlen. This looks like about 1/15-1/8, panned rapidly? Though I like it, I think as you get experienced, you can try for slightly slower down/up, pan-movement. That would have shortened your flower lines, and I think would be slightly more pleasing. Easier said than done, I know! You want to get that composition in the final image, and not just the right blur. Less cropping, no matter which kind of photography is always desirable.

Are you using an Olympus? And is there any noticeable lag when you press the shutter?

JR
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1268 on: May 09, 2016, 08:57:48 pm »

Went out today to RBG, in Burlington, Ontario. Great place for trees and flowers. But what did I bring back?

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1269 on: May 10, 2016, 01:11:16 pm »

But what did I bring back?

You brought back something pretty darned interesting, that's what. I like it.

Concerning the image that I posted, yes it was shot with an Oly E-M1 and Oly 40-150mm f/2.8 lens at 85 mm (170 mm equivalent). The E-M1 has very little shutter lag, less than most DSLRs, including my Canon 5D. The shutter speed for this shot was 1/4 sec. I think you are right about the panning speed. I find it very tricky to get the right speed and direction, and to press the shutter at just the right time. It seems that you have to start panning before you press the shutter, and to continue panning after it closes, to avoid some artifacts. Getting all this down correctly within a fraction of a second will definitely take some practice. How long have you been using this technique?
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1270 on: May 10, 2016, 02:33:28 pm »

About 5 or more years. I was kind of reluctant to waste too much time on it until I started seeing some good results. Then it took me a while longer to realize that I could get a higher percentage of successful images with practice. You seem to have hit the nail on the head as far as basic technique is concerned. One more tip. You can use your tripod as brace for more controlled and shorter blur streaks. So with camera unmounted, place arms or hands atop tripod head. Then make you motions. If you find it uncomfortable just place something on top of head. The free hand technique, as you describe it is good for that clean linear look and this is what most people strive for. Take note that results of panning up vs down may look similar but they are not. If you include trunks of trees for example, you will readily see the differences. One drags part of the top of the image toward the bottom, while the other drags the bottom upwards. Look for ghosting at bottom or top of image and decide if that is what you like.

JR
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1271 on: May 10, 2016, 04:56:58 pm »

One from the RBG gardens.

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1272 on: May 11, 2016, 10:24:55 am »

That's another winner, John. But I'm trying to figure out how you managed to get most of the flowers only modestly blurred, while others are rendered as streaks. Multiple exposure?
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1273 on: May 11, 2016, 06:26:30 pm »

Yes, two exposures. More than two everything gets murky. Multiple exposures works good when you make micromovements.

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1274 on: May 14, 2016, 12:11:07 am »

Outside the National Gallery of Art, Ottawa, Canada. Then, of course, I have to try out the seats.

JR





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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1275 on: May 14, 2016, 08:32:26 pm »

More subtle, more light blue with a hint of yellow.

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1276 on: May 15, 2016, 01:17:19 am »

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1277 on: May 15, 2016, 01:24:35 pm »



So whose (maker's) hood is it?

;-)

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1278 on: May 15, 2016, 02:19:39 pm »

Rob  C.

I have no idea as to what sort of auto it was other than "olde".  I was too shocked by the lovely naturally occurring stripping to even look...beyond that.
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1279 on: May 16, 2016, 04:03:52 am »

Rob  C.

I have no idea as to what sort of auto it was other than "olde".  I was too shocked by the lovely naturally occurring stripping to even look...beyond that.


Are you kidding? That probably represents hours of polishing and mind-bending effort!

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Rob
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