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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Abstract #2

Last March I wrote a post about creating abstract backgrounds using long exposures. Well, the other day as we were on our way back from shooting an interview for one of our projects, I had the chance to stop and take some shots - particularly in search for a shot for tomorrow's Geographic Composition.

As we were driving along through the country roads in Genoa, NY we pulled off so I could get a couple of shots in a cornfield - another one will be posted probably next week. The above shot is a composite of six 1sec. exposures with some light adjustments in Lightroom and put together in Photoshop by simply changing the blend modes of each layer (some to Multiply, some to Screen, some to Soft Light).

It's a great little technique for coming up with something interesting and different. I really like how this one turned out.

UPDATE: I just posted a variation of this in my NAPP Portfolio where I added a couple of Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layers with angled linear gradients in the masks to add the blue and red hue shifts.