My August 9th post was the beginning of a set of reflections on abstract photography. This is the second reflection on camera movement abstract photography. This kind is done by moving the camera on purpose while the shutter is open to get an image that is more about patterns, colors, textures, shapes and the feelings that are elicited. This image is a camera movement abstract.
Of course one of the skills required for this type of abstract is how to keep the shutter open for the length of time the movement occurs. This is often accomplished by the use of a neutral density filter and/or settings in the camera such as ISO, shutter speed, etc. The camera or lens is then moved in various ways to produce various images. Post processing is almost always useful. Cropping to keep only the most interesting and engaging part of the image is often used also.
Some photographers from whom I have learned about camera movement abstracts are Dewitt Jones, Mark Lissick, Andre Gilliant and Charles Needle.
The image posted here is called "Holy Whirl". I took it one autumn day near where I live when the leaves were at their peak. I love the bright colors and the energy in the image. It speaks to me of excitement and living life to the full.