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A New Twist on Fall

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As much as a I hate winter, I love fall. More precisely, the fall colours. Which only last for 3.4 days in the prairies. πŸ˜‰ Except this year! We’ve had a very nice slow start to autumn and it’s brought a lot of beautiful colour. I love shooting fall landscapes to nab the colours but the photos are never as vivid or as saturated as I perceive them to be. So I decided to do a new twist on shooting fall landscapes. Abstract! 😎 The colours can’t help but pop in their full glory on account of that’s all the photos have going for them is colour. I kinda like it! πŸ˜€

Try it for yourself. Don’t be a Photoshop pansy. You can do these shots in camera. I used the superb new Nikon 70-200 f/4 for all of these shots. It’s sharp and light but it also stops way down to f/32. Which is where I shot these. I shot at ISO 100 because it was already bright this morning at 7:30. Crank your aperture down as far it will go and then just adjust your shutter speed down till you get the desired exposure. In my case, I was shooting these at 1/5 of a second. And then comes the twist. Just zoom your lens and you get way cool motion blur and super amazing colour. It’s kinda fun and gives you a new twist on fall! πŸ™‚

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Photo Fun ~ Day 15

Challenge of the Day: Action.

This shot is straight out of the camera, no photoshop – mainly because I don’t have photoshop… πŸ˜‰ But you can create this effect simply by zooming your lens on a crazy slow shutter speed.

ISO 200 f/32 1/30 155mm