October 25, 2015

An Afternoon Field Trip (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

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By this time, most of the fall colours around Halifax are gone - only the occasional fallen leaf has any bright colour - in this case however, the right leaf was in the right place! I spent about 30 minutes working with this single scene, experimenting with shutter speed, focal length and point of view.
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The most fascinating thing about the leaves in water was how much the tone of the water changed depending on the angle of view; the first images takes most of its colour from the surrounding yellow trees, where the above image is only coloured by the blue sky above.
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The final image is more of a technical experiment than anything else; my new camera (a Canon 5DsR) is my first Canon with multiple exposure capability. The first obvious application of this is the Orton effect (when an out of focus image is blended with an in focus image). I am not sure how I feel about the result (to be honest, I'd be more interested in trying it with a Nude), but it was great to have something new to mess around with, technique-wise.

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