Fascinated by some shots from Viggo Mortensen (yes the one of LotR fame!) I took my Sigma 400 today, stopped it down to f/32, fixed the ISO at 200 and looked around in the garden for some beautifully colored and lighted flowers.
What did I want to achieve? Well, I wanted to "paint" with colored light and use the sensor like a canvas to produce some (semi)abstract images with strong colors and interesting forms.
To do this you need to get shutter times up to something around 1/4, 1/2 or 1 sec so you can capture the moves you do during exposure with the lens. I also set the image style to "vivid" and cranked the saturation and contrast even further. I also dialed in +2EV over-exposure primarily to get the slow shutter speeds in the afternoon sun but found out later that this was also perfect for my paintings.
But now without further ado I'll present a selection of those images that came closest to my original idea:
All images are without any postprocessing.
Tell me, what you think.
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