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Natural Abstract

Dustin Abbott

March 29th, 2014

© 2014 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

Yesterday I showed you an image that I had transformed through processing. Today I show an effect entirely prodused in the camera. I have only changed the color temperature to create a more wintry feel. I made this image by using a spotlight to highlight the falling snow. I focused relatively close and with a wide open aperture to create a shallow depth of field – I wanted the foreground texture to dominate and the background to be slightly dreamy. I then utilized the good stabilizer in this lens to handhold the shot with a slower shutter speed (you could also use a tripod), and allow the trail of the swirling snow to be captured. There is a sweet spot for this: too short an exposure, and you get no movement. Too long an exposure, and you just get busyness…or longer, the snow disappears. But here is a natural abstract that has a painterly quality…all in camera. To see yesterday’s workflow article, click here:

Technical information Canon EOS 6D, Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS, Processed in Adobe Lightroom 5

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