Rush hour - experimental

Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.

Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.

Today was experimenting with shutter speeds. Something in the region of 1/4 sec to 1/8 sec. This usually works well. I had to reduce the ISO setting to prevent overexposure. I reminded myself to be patient and enjoy the moment - like fishing. Sometimes it means waiting for a long time, but today all of a sudden I got something I already had seen in my mind.

This exercise helps to develop a sense of what makes a photograph interesting. At least for me. If I find a location and can visualize how the image might look like I'm already on the right track. It trains the ability to imagine how the scene looks and at the same time to be able to predict how the light might change depending on the time of day. Colors, temperature, and harshness of the light are affected by these factors. Bright sunlight, an overcast day or an evening sun all look very different. To imagine how the final image should come out and then decide on the best kind of light to achieve the result is my aim.

Doing this kind of enter the world of the photo-supernatural and shoot my ghosts. This exercise helps me to get to grips with shooting at slow shutter speeds. I wanted to get a partially blurry image. My ghost assignment to produce an image which I liked.

rush hour

rush hour

my preferred ghost image

my preferred ghost image

biking in ghost mode

biking in ghost mode