I enjoyed capturing collisions of water drops. Once you understand the impact of one drop, adding up to eight more drops takes time and patience. See more on my instagram site Sculpting_Water.
Experimenting with the camera can be fun and rewarding. Capturing portions of and object, using lights or long shutter speeds can produce some very unique results.
Plants and Flowers
Plants and flowers are most challenging outdoors. You will be surprised at how you think there is no breeze, but the flowers are moving. Then there is cluttered backgrounds that you will have to consider.
I cannot thank Homer Has Bryant, founder and director for the Chicago Multicultural Dance Center, of allowing me to capture images of the world famous "Hiplet" ballet dancers.
Chicago is a great place to capture the vast variety of architecture the city has to offer. There is plenty of Art deco around even as the skyline is ever changing.
The backlight of the colorful towers are a perfect backdrop. I was very surprised by what people would do in front of the camera. See more on my instagram site SilhouettesChicago.
Northern Lights and Night Skies
The first time that I witnessed and captured the Aurora Borealis was in Alaska. Since the trip, I was hooked. I have since captured the Auroras in Iceland, Norway and the Canadian Rockies.
Long exposures are best created when there is a stationary object in an image and something moving. In many cases it will be water or clouds that are moving. Each image will be unique.
I created this project called "Fluidity" which combines my ballet dancers with my water drops and my landscapes. The Shiva, Lord of the dance influenced this image
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