Out of Focus

After weeks of carefully calculating hyperfocal distances (yes, that was me on the beach with the yellow measuring tape) to ensure sharp images for my college project, I decided to be a little self-indulgent this week and give ‘intentional camera movement’ another go.  Ordinarily I would choose a slightly slower shutter speed, and so increase the abstractness of the image, but it was a bright day and I was concerned about highlights blowing out.  This image, then, was taken at 1/4 second, with a slight vertical panning motion to soften it a little and give it a more painterly feel.  It’s perhaps not my favourite (that’s probably still this one), but holds some appeal for me.  Hope it does for you too!

Knole treesKnole, March 2015