Windy Abstracts

by Laurie Madsen March. 13, 2019 657 views
Windy Abstract Photo of Winter Trees

Windy Abstract Photo of Winter Trees

Windy Abstract Photo of Winter Trees

Windy Abstract Photo of Winter Trees

Windy Abstract Photo of Winter Trees

Windy Abstract Photo of Winter Trees

Windy Abstract Photo of Winter Trees

Windy Abstract Photo of Winter Trees

Windy Abstract Photo of Winter Trees

Windy Abstract Photo of Winter Trees

Windy Abstract Photo of Winter Trees

Windy Abstract Photo of Winter Trees

Windy Abstract Photo of Winter Trees

Windy Abstract Photo of Winter Trees

Abstract Photo of Winter underbrush

Abstract Photo of Winter underbrush

I went to the river to take photos- it was quite windy, so I decided to play with it and make some intentional motion blur abstracts.

I'd like to hear your thoughts....

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Heidi Egerman 2 years, 1 month ago

Love these. Very fun and painterly. You do have to do some printing. I’m jealous of your printer. When you have the time, tell me more about your printer.

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Laurie Madsen Replied to Heidi Egerman 2 years, 1 month ago

Thanks Heidi! I love the fun-creative photography!
My Printer-
I have (2) Epson 2200's an older (expensive) large format printer model. These were before the large Giclee printers were introduced. They accept Rolls of paper/canvas. Will make prints 13" wide by any length.
I bought bulk ink system for one of them so it has continuous ink instead of cartridges. (the other I am trying to iron out a printing error on-I want to set that one up for black and white printing only and will buy a continuous ink system for it, if I can figure out glitch)
I bought the roll/holders and automatic paper cutters to fit both so I can print from rolled canvas as well as sheets.
I was going to buy a giclee large format printer, until I realized I would probably never print anything larger than 13" wide and the ink and canvas are super expensive.(my favorite size to print is 12 x 24-which leaves room for border). I also want to print some of my panoramas, but don't need them wider than 12" either.
I think you can buy these printers pretty cheap on ebay, but be forewarned, the ink cartridges are hard to find (especially light magenta) and they are programmed for limited use (cartridges will show empty when almost full) and are prone to weird glitchy problems. I've had mine long enough that I've gotten pretty good at troubleshooting (and installed continuous ink to overcome cartridge battle).
They are really nothing to envy- but I'm glad I have them!

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Russell Smith 2 years, 1 month ago

Great success on these. I hope you print at least a few of these in at least 8x10 .

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Laurie Madsen Replied to Russell Smith 2 years, 1 month ago

Thanks Russell! It's nice to know that I'm not the only one that likes these!
Antonio suggested on canvas, and I do love photos printed on canvas!
I happen to have a roll of canvas and a large format printer sitting here, when I get a nice collection of them built back up, I'll choose a set I like and print them.
(I lost my favorites on my failed hard drive, so am working on building it back up)

2 years, 1 month ago Edited
Antonio Gil 2 years, 1 month ago

They would give wonderful canvas to hang on a wall. I love this kind of effect.

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Laurie Madsen Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 1 month ago

I happen to have a roll of canvas and a large format printer sitting here collecting dust, maybe I'll give that a whirl, but I want to do more and then decide which I want in print!
I had some of these on my hard drive that failed, so am starting over!

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Jay Boggess 2 years, 1 month ago

I think these are Kool!

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Laurie Madsen Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 1 month ago

Thanks Jay, so do I and it's good to hear others do also!

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Jay Boggess Replied to Laurie Madsen 2 years, 1 month ago

smile+1

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Lee Santiva 2 years, 1 month ago

I love them! Particularly #3,4,7. How did you set the focus? Did you add blur in post processing?

 If you’re interested I like 7 more than 6 because in 6 the trees are too easily identified and could just be „out-of-focus-on-accident“ whereas in #7 you understand its a purposeful abstraction, somehow kinda guess its trees but you‘re not sure. Hope that‘s helpful feedback for you.
#8 is colorful lines which is then a matter of taste whether one likes those colors. Fridas‘s theme is lines you could post it again then smile

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Laurie Madsen Replied to Lee Santiva 2 years, 1 month ago

Lee-
Thank you Lee-
Your thoughts and feedback are valued!smile
I set my camera at F22 for deep depth of field, also to keep from overexposing image due to slow shutter speed.
I focused on a group of trees at quite a distance from me (leaving a bit of snow and sky in image)
Then motion blurred the photos moving camera as the trees made their own motion.
No post processing other than the 2 monochrome conversions.
#8 was a group of small brush that had frost on it, so couldn't resist the temptation to see how similar/different it would look using same process.
I have some other ones saved for the lines theme.smile

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Susan Wilde 2 years, 1 month ago

All are very interesting. I might have to try that.

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Laurie Madsen Replied to Susan Wilde 2 years, 1 month ago

It is very fun, as there is an element of artistic surprise in the photos and each turns out different.

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Laurie Madsen Replied to Susan Wilde 2 years, 1 month ago

I forgot to say thank you!
I appreciate your comments and value your feedback!

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Radha Mistry 2 years, 1 month ago

Amazing! I love them!

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Laurie Madsen Replied to Radha Mistry 2 years, 1 month ago

Thank you!
I appreciate you taking the time to comment!

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Berckmans Peter 2 years, 1 month ago

Like it,was it only the wind or did you move the camera up and down.

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Laurie Madsen Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 years, 1 month ago

I moved the camera too!
Thanks for your comments!

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