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Karenisque Meadow – 3

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Previous post “Karenisque Meadow – 2”  was shot by the Homemade Lens with

its unique soft halo.   But, of course Karen was not using such lens and the

softness of her picture was created by its blurr and a bit of tinkering —– it’s

mean the original photo has to be shot by a sharp lens.

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So, this is a normal shot of desolated flower meadow.

(Lens was pretty sharp Leitz Elmarit 35 mm F2.8 on Canon 5D Mk-III)

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Then during the exposure, whole camera was intentionally shaken to

make a picture blurred. (Here, Softness was made using Google Picasa.)

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As a water painting like image,  those blurred pictures aren’t too bad.  

I like Opal like flaky color though, they are no way near to Karen’s image.

There is no depth and the atmospheric air here which I have to work further.   🙂  

(Original photo has to be a good landscape picture with the air of depth.  =

Blur or softness may give an etherly touch though, softness alone wouldn’t

make a good photo, and the digital manipulation makes  the image “Graphical”

= remote from Photograph.)

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  1. elenacaravela said, on July 27, 2014 at 00:42

    A great use of blur! The first image is my favorite. Karen is a tough act to follow, but I like your experiments as well.

    • yoshizen said, on July 27, 2014 at 00:59

      Thank you Elena.
      With blurring image, to go beyond a technical sample is really hard. 🙂

  2. drawandshoot said, on July 27, 2014 at 01:57

    Hi Yoshizen, it is true I use a regular (sharp) lens to make these sort of images but all the movement and blur happens within the original photographs ( in-camera) – there is no ‘digital smudging’ done in processing. I do layer images and shift tones, though. When I am going by in a vehicle – such as a car or train – I watch for a specific scene and track it with my camera. As the camera and the car each move in different directions it makes for some strange and opposite movements occuring within the frame. I hope I’m explaining this properly…

    I like the way you are trying different approaches to see what happens. These are quite beautiful! I think you would find different light throughout the day would be quite interesting too, changing the intensity of colors and shafows

    • drawandshoot said, on July 27, 2014 at 01:58

      *Shadows*, of course!

      • yoshizen said, on July 27, 2014 at 02:37

        Thank you Karen for your kind comment. Many months ago, when I tried “Karenisque” first time,
        I found how boring the unified movement (= Blur) is. Yet, it is impossible to shake the camera random
        direction within 1/15, 1/8th second. (I’m thinking to make two motors vibrator. 🙂 ) = hard to beat the
        movement of the car or train. 🙂
        You are working harder to see the subtle change of the light and the colors in a day or under weather.
        —– I know it though, I’m getting lazzier to go out. 😀


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