Autumn Winds

June 06, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
For years I’ve been experimenting with “shooting the breeze”. You know, capturing the effects of wind on a two dimensional flat, still piece of paper. (Or your computer monitor)
In Crested Butte we usually get wind with rain or snow making this experiment not only challenging but also fairly uncomfortable and  bad for a camera. On rare occasions, like this one, the wind came with a blue sky and fall colors.

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Most modern digital cameras require some kind of neutral density filtration to allow a long enough exposure time for the movement to show. Sometimes a polarizing filter is enough but usually not. This image was made with a 7 stop ND filter allowing an exposure time of about 15 seconds. Since the bare branches had less wind resistance they registered fairly sharp because they didn’t move. The branches with leaves were moving like crazy providing a surreal effect which I love. I hope you do too!
Please let me know your thoughts on this photo via the “leave a reply” secton below or email or Facebook as usual. I would love to hear from you whether you like the image or not.
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Have a great week!

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