frame of mind

I find it hard to escape visualizing images. It’s not that I want to stop, it’s just that it can often send me on a wild goose chase trying to capture the image. More often than not those visualizations remain just that. They tend to occur the split second I wake up or as I am trying to get to sleep, the latter can be frustrating. Some of you might be thinking “ok fruitcake” but I’m sure the rest of you can relate to what I am talking about. I think it is an important part of photography and any other art form (oh no, did I just refer to photography as an art form. better be careful) as it keeps us motivated and in pursuit of “that image”.  I am sure that over time some of them will come together. Some may not quite stand up to what you initially visualized while others may exceed.

Here is an image I managed to capture less than 30 minutes after visualizing it. It doesn’t happen very often but it’s pretty magic when it does. I was out scouting locations and stopping here and there in aspen groves capturing some movement blur images like previously posted. After hoping back in the car and continuing to scout I thought it would be cool to do some movement blur on some wild life to create something different. I visualized deer in front of some aspens as I thought it could make an interesting image. I continued to drive keeping an eye out for deer and within no time at all there it was, right there in front of me. Three deer nibbling away at grass in front of an aspen grove. I slipped into stealth ninja mode and crept up on them. Luckily one of the three decided to participate and I was able to come away with something very similar to what I envisioned in my minds eye. It was a strange feeling.

13 responses

  1. Well i said wildlife and u did it hahaha
    well done mate… very cool effect!!

    June 21, 2010 at 11:46 am

    • Luke Austin

      Ask and you shall receive young one.

      June 22, 2010 at 3:50 am

  2. Very nice Fruitcake … A couple of the trees are broken but cool idea … Would of liked to see the deer more in focus though, maybe 2 shots blended ?

    Ok back you go fruitcake …

    June 21, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    • Luke Austin

      Yeah the “broken” trees is just a result of the movement blur, might have to touch it up. I thought of blending two images but wanted to keep it as an in camera effect adds a ghostly appearance. A blend of two images would contrast really well though.

      June 22, 2010 at 3:54 am

      • I like the ghostly effect of the deer, maybe darken the tree line a little to highlight the ghostly appearance of the deer …. Just suggestions to highlight the deer a little more as it gets a little lost in the composition …

        June 22, 2010 at 7:13 am

  3. truenorthmark

    Interesting new effect Luke…not bad to my eye at all!

    June 21, 2010 at 3:15 pm

  4. Luke Austin

    Good suggestion Neal, I will make an adjustment over the next couple of days. Cheers

    June 22, 2010 at 10:54 am

  5. I like it a lot Luke, I love abstract.

    June 22, 2010 at 1:04 pm

  6. Fabulous Luke, looks like a book cover.
    Love the spooky, ghostly deer.

    June 22, 2010 at 5:03 pm

  7. i would select the background and blur it and leave the deer sharp!
    i didnt read the post so i dont know the details… yes im lazy… i like looking at photos…. reading, well i do enough of that at uni! hhaa

    June 25, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    • Luke Austin

      It was caught in camera, not blurred during processing. Read Dylan… Readddddd

      June 25, 2010 at 8:27 pm

  8. How wonderful to capture an image that you visualized! I bet you could probably do it again, and again, and again… that is, capture images that you visualize. 🙂

    With Love and Gratitude,

    The Intentional Sage

    July 4, 2010 at 8:26 am

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