“Take a photo where movement of the camera creates an interesting blur effect.”


That was our Our Daily Create challenge yesterday. I added to this by using the “twirl” feature in the “Photo Booth” ap of my iPad2, and I love some of the effects I got

Looking straight down into the high water of the Willamette River flowing under the Greenway Bridge
I have the twirl feature on AND I am moving the camera to get what is my favorite shot of the day. These curvy cottonwoods look like dancing women on the bank of the Delta overflow.
This shot and the next are the same view of a distant building catching the last sunset light across the river. This shot has been softened around the edges with a vignette application.

 

This is exactly the same shot, but I have the kaleidoscope feature of Photo Booth on. How cool is that? I like it!
The original photograph was shades of murky winter brown, but I liked all the shapes and reflections. To emphasize those and to de-emphasize the less-than-inspiring color scheme provided by sleepy Nature, I went with a high contrast black and white. Now I have an image that really appeals to me. It also tells a more accurate story about the winter beauty of the Delta Ponds.

 

Here is another effort to make the familiar a bit strange. The atmosphere here is a bit mystical, but the grungy browns don’t convey that. Rainbow light tells us another story is waiting here to be told.

Sandy Brown Jensen

I am a retired writing instructor and faculty tech specialist from Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. I still teach and am also a photographer, poet, blogger and digital storyteller (short videos).

View all posts

1 comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sandy Brown Jensen

I am a retired writing instructor and faculty tech specialist from Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. I still teach and am also a photographer, poet, blogger and digital storyteller (short videos).

Subscribe to my posts



Created by Webfish.