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Here’s something perhaps a bit different for everyone. I present this as sort of a concept piece, rather than a finished image. I do really like the idea, though I’m not quite sold on how this particular shot turned out. I do intend to try again with a bit different subject matter hopefully in the very near future. Any thoughts?
This technique is new to me, though not original. Everyone out there reading, do yourselves a favor and read this post by Zeb Andrews. It was his image that first turned me onto this technique, but his words that truly inspired me. And, so he says in his post- that’s just what he wanted. I hope that I too can in some small way pass on that inspiration, even if just by passing on a link to his beautiful work. If I could use one word to describe his shot of Cape Kiwanda, it would be elegance. His has the simple presence of not being forced, it just fits together flawlessly. I feel in contrast mine to be a bit crude – forced. But, I hope that with a bit of practice (and I’ve already got some ideas floating around) perhaps I can come close to the mastery and craft displayed by Mr Andrews.
Also, for further thought and comparison, here’s the wonderful work of Ted Orland, mentioned as well in Zeb’s post.
Holga 120N, Kodak Portra 160NC, Eight blended frames