Friday, November 13, 2009

Sunset Impressions

Today for Skywatch Friday I'm sharing some experiments with camera movement while taking sunset pictures.


First, the sunset while standing still:

Next, jumping up and down while viewing the sunset through the tree,
boundaries start to blur.

Zoomed in, it's not obvious where one thing begins and another ends.


Then, moving the camera on purpose while shooting a saguaro cactus:


Here, the colors of sunset wrap around to embrace the cactus.


Cactus and sky appear to have merged.


A final shot holding steady behind a hedge
for a tranquil sunset impression:

Have a great weekend!
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22 comments:

rainfield61 said...

You are funny!! I am starting to imagine how you look while taking the pictures.

Jump up and down, jump......

Icy BC said...

I was laughing when I read the part that you're jumping up and down to take the picture. However, they turned out very unique, and the beautiful sky pictures are fantastic, Diane..

Cher said...

that's what makes photography fun! it makes us look like crazy sometimes. lol!

beautiful sunset impressions! happy weekend, Diane! :)

Mary said...

Interesting experiments! I love the 2 squiggley ones near the bottom.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

O you sizzling sun.
when day is finally done,
color washes me.

Elisabeth said...

You had a lot of fun with this week's post. I love the colors in the first and last one. Would have love to have seen the "performance."

Warren said...

interesting idea to jump up and down for an effect rather than a fast horizontal pan! I'm going to have to try that. I also like your saguaro picture with the blurred light streaks.

Just be careful jumping off the planet next to a saguaro, least the earth's rotation swings it into you... *smile*

chubskulit said...

I love the original shot of cactus!

Take a look at the sky over in South Korea

Loree said...

I never thought og jumping up and down while taking a photos. I guess it gives a whole different perspective to a picture.

Coffeedoff said...

Loved the jumping up and down bit, great photos.

Arasu said...

I like the idea of creative experimentation with photography. The second photo looks like an abstract art. The fourth photo looks like falling fireballs.The fifth photo looks like fireworks. The last photo looks beautiful.

Gwendolyn said...

this is a great series of photos. I like your comments. Have a great day. thanks for sharing.

Jen said...

I guess exercising while doing other things Is a good thing. You accomplished much!

Gaelyn said...

I love it! Think you may start a new trend in photo jumping. I especially love the 3rd, 5th & 6th images. What fun. And a beautiful sunset also. Hope you didn't over do it with all that exercise. ;-)

Prospero said...

I'm with Gaelyn on the 3rd, 5th and 6th.

cieldequimper said...

Oh these are excellent! I need to start jumping up and down!

Kathiesbirds said...

You are having too much fun
out there in the sun!
Very well done!

eileeninmd said...

I had to giggle at the jumping up and down too. At first I thought you were cold. The last photo is just awesome. Cool photos and Happy Skywatch.

DoanLegacy said...

What a wonderful series of sky photos! You're very creative!

Angie said...

Amazing photos - talk about abstract art. Must try this. Thanks for your visit.

Pacey said...

Great impressions here Diane, like how it makes abstract.

SquirrelQueen said...

Interesting photos, they turned out great. I am just imagining watching you jump up and down, it must have been quite the show.

Have a great day,
SQ