By day I am a technical writer for a rather large aerospace company.
Evening, weekends and whenever I can, I am usually out and about shooting. My subject matter is mostly nature, birds, water, the cloudy sky and objects that have seen their better days. We have plenty of that here in the Northwest. There’s just something about the beauty of nature, the graceful swiftness of birds, the marvelous endless formations of clouds and of course those things that are beyond their years. I continue to marvel at the Northwest color palette with its soft, neutral and muted colors, something I’ve finally come to get a most pleasant grip on after all these years.
The majority of the images you see here were done using a technique called intentional camera movement. The technique is a combination of a slow shutter speed and the fast panning of the camera at the time of exposure. When I am using this technique, my favorite subjects are seagulls and water. Both present their own challenges, the seagulls and their sometimes unpredictable flight patterns are especially difficult to follow and capture. I love the water because of its constant flow and the infinite variety of ways the waves break.
The camera technique is the most important part of the creative process, these images are not created in photoshop. The intent is to create an image that appears to be an impressionistic painting, a watercolor, or strokes of a paint brush across a canvas. It is a passion to create a sense of time and movement where there is none.
Don’t adjust your eyes, they’re OK. The picture is meant to be the way you see it.
Take a look around, and let me know what you think. Comments are always welcome.