Through a forest

trees and child

The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness. – John Muir

Every now and then I like to experiment.  Panning is a fun technique and so easy to do.  Just move the camera with a slowish shutter speed.  All done in camera; no fuss.  With trees, I like to slow the movement at the bottom of the scene to get a little more clarity.  I think this helps to ‘ground’ the image.  It’s very different from my usual, realistic style but it stops me from taking photography too seriously, and that has to be a good thing, right?

14 thoughts on “Through a forest

  1. Lovely! Okay, I get the panning, but how is it that the child is not smeared like the trees? I enjoy “playing” with handheld slow shutter (no time for after-software w/four kids) and would love to try this. Thanks for the quick course! So creative.

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