Friday, February 24, 2012

Trees in the Mist

It does seem as if the weather recently has given us day after day of dreariness and rain, which can get quite depressing, and has given limited photo opportunities. Getting desperate for some shots, I took these pictures whilst walking up through the park at dusk today. I decided to try for an impression of these trees, by the simple process of moving the camera up or down during an exposure of one second or more. Results can be unpredictable, but occasionally something good comes of it.
I normally tweak my shots a little before uploading them here: sharpening a bit, adjusting the white- and black-point, altering the white balance if needed to give a natural result, etc. I've left these as they came out of the camera, although the 'cloudy' white balance set has left the scene looking a bit bluer than I remember it:

A 'straight' shot of the scene for comparison, with the camera resting on a bench for support:

Probably not to most people's taste, but I quite like the dreamy effect that some of these 'camera pan' shots can have.


  1. Very nice photo's Jeremy..... well done.

    Greetings, Joop

  2. Amazing photos from the trees and the fog. Great work.
    Have a nice weekend, Jeremy. Kind regards, Synnöve

  3. I too love the vertical pan. I prefer warmer tones though.

  4. Very nice! I really like the last photo the best!!

  5. Hi Jeremy
    Great shots!
    You really find your inspiration also on cloudy days!
    We usually just stay in the house on such days :)
    Many greetings
    Yvonne & Raphael

  6. You got some great effects Jeremy. A 'spooky' feel to them.

  7. A very relaxed feel here, Monet-esque, perhaps?

  8. Definitely a nice impressionistic feel to them, Jeremy. I do hate this dreary and depressing weather and as you say it gives so little opportunity for photographs.

    I enjoyed the Fox video on your previous post. They used to be frequent nocturnal visitors to our garden but I haven't seen any signs of them lately.