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Weekly Photo Challenge: Abstract

Earlier this year I got the ebook The Visual Imagination by David DuChemin (he of “gear is good, but vision is better” fame!). I found it a very interesting read about experimenting with your creative vision. It contains a few practical exercises, one being to take pictures with long shutter speeds whilst moving the camera. By playing with the technique and varying the speed and direction of camera movement, you can create some very different images. These are ones I took not long after reading the chapter, I like how the movement loses any detail and takes the image down to simply shape and colours. After a while, they become unrecognisable blocks of colour.

This week Ben has challenged us to find an Abstract picture, visit the Daily Post WPC for more abstracts.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Time


Time for quiet!

For the past couple of years I have been volunteering for a local festival, my “mission” is to go about and take photographs that they can use in promotional material. This is something I enjoy, its great to be able to help out and certainly very flattering that someone thinks my pictures are good enough to use. However, sometimes it gets a little suffocating, the crowds, the noise and if we’re really lucky, the sun! so it pays to find somewhere quiet to go.

On this particular Saturday, towards the end of the day, I was suffering from the effects of all three , so I escaped up to the loft space of Salts Mill, not often opened up to the public, but for the festival they were hosting the exhibition The Silent Wild a multimedia exhibition featuring image, sound and film, more importantly it was quiet(ish), empty(ish) and cool.

It gave me time to think and to find some peace again!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Time