I recently showed a misty picture from Wells-next-the Sea in Norfolk. Later the sun shone and we drove along some narrow country lanes near Burnham Market and came across the most beautiful fields of poppies. I have seen many beautiful pictures of poppy fields on TE so it was a challenge try and get something interesting. It was much more difficult than I thought and most images did not seem to show the true magnificence of the landscape. I had taken a few by panning my camera and the one shown is an example.
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CPD66 (752) 2013-09-26 4:47
I am not sure how this will be received by the rest of TE community, for me it's very Monet like with blurred strong colours. It kind of work for me, i guess that's what i like about this form of art.
snunney (72566) 2013-09-26 4:50
An image that certainly catches the eye with its bright red and green tones. The panning results in an impressionist effect verging on the abstract. Innovative photography.
InasiaJones (30006) 2013-09-26 4:52
Just like fields of colza, poppies appear on this website in a seasonal cycle, yet, I have never been at the right place at the right time to catch some of my own... :-p))
I will probably be not the only one to see an impressionist painting in your abstract image, made out of complementary colours. The vertical panning is properly balance between achieving an artistic effect, while remaining a recognizable subject.
krzychu30 (12605) 2013-09-26 5:08
the image looks like an impressionist painting!
And it creates so nicely dreamy atmosphere of the scene.
For me also the color scheme couldn´t be more captivating-green and red(fabulous combination-isn´t it?)
Beautiful and creative composition with strong graphics!
Really well done Ann!
Wish You a nice day
carlo62 (19313) 2013-09-26 5:13
bella idea e bella realizzazione, una vera pittura.
Il colore dei papaveri risalta splendidamente sul verde dell'erba dando un meraviglioso senso di onirico.
kasianowak (3474) 2013-09-26 5:16
Great idea very well executed. I know it is not easy to use this technique and come up with a great image like this one.
Impressionism at its best!
tyro (15675) 2013-09-26 6:10
What a beautiful and striking photograph! Almost like an Impressionist painting, we can appreciate the full splendour and beauty of these bright poppies even although we cannot see each bloom individually or in sharp focus.
The light is lovely, the colours vibrant yet true, your excposure perfect and the composition very pleasing to the eye.
I really must try to get away from my obsession with sharpness and clarity and try something like this though I can imagine that it is very much more difficult than one would at first imagine - getting the shutter speed and the speed of "vertical panning" just right would not be easy by any means.
A very original and very beautiful photograph!
P.S. Just a couple of wee questions for my own education - was this a case of just panning either upwards or downwards? Did you focus sharply on the poppies or were they not in focus when you took it? I rather suspect that they were in focus - just about everything would be at f/32!
Nicou (105629) 2013-09-26 6:14
quelle vue et effet sueprbe captage et compo mervielleus eiamge ce joue en flou ces coquelicots fantastique compo.
bravo et amitié
Noel_Byrne (13204) 2013-09-26 6:30
This is a beautiful abstract, the fuzziness t the image reminds me of a beautiful painting, and the color combination is superb. Love this effect.
All the best
pyffepa (623) 2013-09-26 6:42
Ok, ok, you get the prize of the creativity ;o)
You took the initiative and you lucked.
Romano46 (11375) 2013-09-26 6:57
in questi ultimi giorni, per motivi di lavoro ed altro, sono stato poco partecipe sul sito, ma una foto quale quella che proponi tu oggi, risalta immediatamente alla vista e si fa notare per la sua particolarità.
Non si tratta di uno sfocato o di un mosso qualsiasi, frutto dell'inesperienza di qualche fotografo sprovveduto, ma della particolòare sensibilità di un qualche fotografo, nello specifico te, che va alla ricerca di forme artistiche alternative per esprimere le proprie capacità.
A mio parere un esperimento perfettamente riuscito. Il fatto che esso ingeneri simpatia e risulti gradito alla vita è sintomo stesso di esperimento riuscito e la bella visione di verdi e di rossi stesi sul fotogramma appare assai gradevole e ricca di significati, astraendo dalla definizione o meno dell'immagine.
E questpo sta a significare che l'esperimento da te proposto è perfettamente riuscito. La forto è bella e basta. La fusione e la distribuzione dei colori sono eccellenti, il soggetto è ben individuabile.
UUna foto che si commenta da sè. Un eccellente lavoro per il quale ti faccio i miei complimenti.
Ciao e buona giornata
SnapRJW (23510) 2013-09-26 8:23
Hello Ann - A beautiful shot and as previously noted, the result of you ILM evokes an Impressionist painting. Did you see this one in a similar vein http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/photo1434857.htm which was posted yesterday? Quite different in subject and colours but also a shot evidencing the beauty of the technique. Something I have wanted to try out but haven't found the right subject yet. I would have been thrilled to capture this, beautiful contrasting colours and enough visual information to make the subject decipherable. An creative and very attractive post. Super! Warm regards rosemary
rbassin (13265) 2013-09-26 9:58
C'est très original, vous obtenez un mangifique résultat.
ktanska (22646) 2013-09-26 11:39
This one is a success! It's not easy to say why but I'll try anyway. First, the subject is still recognizable. Texture is something like from an impressionistic painting. And there is still some order, colours changing from green to red from front to back.
Royaldevon (21367) 2013-09-26 12:31
Well, this one definitely worked.
The result has similarities to a Monet painting.
It is both restful and intriguing.
I could definitely live with this on my living room wall.
My warm regards,
bukitgolfb301 (32586) 2013-09-26 19:37
Hi dear Ann
Very very fantatsic image. Blurred effcet is caused by the wind otherwise slow shutter setting? Anyway full of dremas and fantagys at all! Proportion and balance is also very very significant.
All the best and have a good day! TAKERO
dkmurphys (42409) 2013-09-26 22:55
Very artistic graphical effect, a true attractive subject here.
Have a lovely day.
COSTANTINO (44073) 2013-09-26 22:57
fantastic composition with pale colors
picture destinated for exhibition
almost perfectly executed
dreamy field for our dream
CLODO (26371) 2013-09-27 10:49
to try new techniques, mixing the 2 opposite colors and giving a dreamy image.
siudzi (27697) 2013-09-28 7:52
Love the visual effect achieved here! Brilliant idea and smart execution gave a fantastic result. Unique and original post! Bravo!
Have a nice weekend!
Silvio1953 (105343) 2013-09-28 9:47
Ciao Ann, fantastic impressionist painting, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
brianmcc (5786) 2013-09-28 10:32
i love the impressionistic shot. the colours merge wonderfully well. it reminds me of the old cadbury's flake advert with the girl painting a watercolour in a poppy field and then the rain came on.
ourania (18506) 2013-09-28 10:56
a very beautiful image with delightfully bright, natural colours. I love the simplicity and effectiveness of the composition as it allows us to perceive the vibrance of the scenery in a wonderful way. We can feel the subtlety and fragility of the poppies and, if we get from the panning effect the sense of brisk movement, then some intriguing drama is added too. Great work, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
yquem46 (35256) 2013-09-28 13:01
An excellent impressionist image and a good lesson on what splendors can be achieved when attempting original out of focus shots
Glad you dared to ! Clearly a success
have a nice WE, best regards
sandpiper (6560) 2013-09-29 3:33
Obviously your experiment was a success. As others have said it certainly gives an impressionist effect and I also like it, well done on this catchy original work. Its spring time here now, so guess what I'll be trying next weekend.
Cricri (92041) 2013-09-29 10:45
Voila qui donne un style particulier, tout comme une peinture impressionniste, très jolie réalisation, merveilleux contraste des couleurs, bravo
emka (64110) 2013-09-29 22:50
Hello Ann, how wonderful blurry view of poppies. great idea to show this popular theme this way. Marvelous colours and paint-like shot. Very creative. I like it very much.
WArm regrads MAlgo
delpeoples (48568) 2013-10-01 18:35
Hi dear Ann
I've been AWOL in Europe for the past month or so and have missed my TE addiction. What a great photo. It's unique aswell as beautiful and uses a technique that I'd love to do more of - especially having seen the success of your photos here. It reminds me of a watercolour. Excellent work, and artistic stuff, congrats.
Waylim (23310) 2013-10-02 19:14
this kind of image seem to be going around, as I have seen in other site as well. It is not my thing, It always makes me feeling like I need to put on glasses to look at it. But the colors is gorgeous here and it looks like an impressionist style painting.
Wanda1 (14362) 2013-10-04 4:05
I like the effect that you have created here. Indeed it is difficult to get something different of these poppy fields, but you have succeeded with this almost abstract painting like image. Bright contrasting colours makes it an eye catching creation.
ChrisJ (91168) 2013-10-05 5:46
A nice abstract shot successfully utilising motion blur during the exposure by panning. Good tight framing and a subtle warm cold color contrast between the red tulips and their cyan hued yellow green stems. The diagonal band of red leading to the back adds dynamism. Tfs!
adores (30775) 2013-10-12 17:49
You surely got a dfferent shot! Looks like a painting. I really like the effect and the colours. Very well thought!
josepmarin (56471) 2013-10-13 4:42
a creative composition with the panning of your camera while you shoot, creating a dynamic and artistic image, full of the beautiful red and green colours of the field of poppies.
I love the reached result, is a great work.
Didi (51253) 2013-10-30 1:54
Very nice blur effect
Beautiful contrast of colours
rigoletto (32710) 2013-11-21 4:36
hi ann. so, did you lend your camera to monet? incredibly effective experiment and a hauntingly beautiful result. would be a nice poster on the wall or a photo in a calendar.
- Copyright: Ann Jackman (annjackman) (15481)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-08
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/32, 1/15 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Kasia's Favourites 3 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-26 4:39