Slow shutter images taken in the Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona, Spain. 2011
Abstract images created from manipulating camera controls.
I love moving my camera around in low light scenarios to deliberately create random light “paintings”. The colors in the photographs are from the stained glass windows inside the Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona. Would you have guessed?
Here, using my Canon T1i DSLR, I’ve set the shutter speed from 0.6 to 1 second at F/22 aperture. It’s an easy technique that yields fun results and can also be done on a lesser level with a point-and-shoot (usually with “night” or “twilight” mode). Combined that with manual zooming of the lens produces streaks and depth.
This series look best printed on canvas mimicking a painted piece. Below are examples of different sizes hanging on walls.