52 trees – week twenty four

Sunset with tree, intentional camera movementI’ve photographed the amazing sunsets I see from my study window plenty of times before, but this is the first time I’ve tried some intentional camera movement. I had to delete most of the shots I took as they didn’t work at all, but this one, my last one, came together in the way I was hoping for.  I found the trick was to jiggle the camera rather than move it in any particular direction.  It was a bit of a rush job as the colours were fading fast and I had to grab my camera, find the key that opens the window, lean out, and shoot like mad in those few moments.

I’m pleased with the result, as I think it captures the feeling of the soft but fiery sky, and the quiet gentleness of dusk.  I can see myself moving more and more towards this impressionistic style of photography as time goes on.