We had a remarkably talented group of photographers in our Maine workshop. The weather cooperated, for the most part, for the entire week. However, we had some high winds, which made it a bit difficult to think, especially when it’s cold, too!! The leaves were pretty robust, so many withstood the wind. As we were leaving, it was foggy and the color was a bit more dramatic. Oh well….it seems to work that way every year as we’re driving out. That aside, I am always floored by the work produced by our workshop clients!
Near the end of our last full day in the field, I called whomever was around to photograph these shifting boats using very long exposures using the Singh Ray VariND: 10-30 seconds depending on the amount of movement, sometimes slow and subtle, other times they were whipping around. Since they were obviously tied down, they were always constrained and remained in the same general area. We shot there for the last hour or so, before heading back to The Colony. Martha’s Vinyard photographer, Allison Shaw, was the first person I became aware of using this technique, many years ago.
The lead image was shot at 20 seconds as the boats gently swayed back and forth, then added a flypaper texture.
A couple of quick notes:
My Betterphoto courses start up again in November!
We’ll be at Photo Plus Expo in NY on Thursday, all day. We hope to see you there!
Here’s a few shots taken mostly before and after the workshop:
Thanks for visiting and we’ll see ya online!
2013 Visual Artistry workshop schedule to be posted soon!! Stay tuned!