In-camera techniques produced images from the Kaibab National Forest and its Ponderosa Pines and Aspens.
Occasionally the scene presents itself for a little camera painting. I’m looking for vertical or horizontal shapes that I can move the camera parallel with during exposure. See previous post http://wp.me/p1XNt4-1w6 The Cypress Trees and Paintbrush blooms at Point Lobos made for worthy subjects.
Below are three similar images of the marine layer rolling into Carmel Valley on California’s Pacific Ocean Coastline. The top photo was produced by stitching 3 images in Photoshop. The second photo used two images and the last was one image.
With the clouds obscuring the sun along the coast, the light was extremely flat and not worth photographing. No glorious sunset shots today. Then I remembered from a trip here years ago, that there was a good vantage point in the highlands of Carmel Valley, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
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And here’s a few more images from the area while the light was right!
When I was on the California Coast recently, I decided to take numerous exposures of the exact same scene and then blend them in a software program. I also used these jpegs to produce a time lapse video which can be viewed here http://wp.me/p1XNt4-1yi
But I wanted to see what you could produce if you blend 100 images of a moving scene, like moving waves and clouds. It’s similar to a longer exposure but I took an exposure every 20 seconds for about 35 minutes. Below you’ll also see the result and what the scene looked like with a single normal exposure. I actually shot 2 different scenes and present them but I also show one image where I blend both scenes, which is the bottom image.
So, if you want to get creative, try taking multiple exposures and blending them in Lightroom, Photoshop or stack them with a stacking program like StarStax
Remember to use a tripod, a shutter release or better, an intervalometer, which programs the length between exposures for your camera. You can just sit there and watch the waves crashing upon the beach.