Let’s Twist Again

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Abstract / California / Horizon / ICM / Landscapes / Photo Log / Photography / Seascapes


September 6, 2018 — West Shore Lake Tahoe, California

One of my first tries at Intentional Camera Motion. I’d given it a shot several years earlier and then let the idea drift. Then on this darkening September evening I sprang (well, really, twisted) back into action. I was originally inspired by Bay Area photographer, Audrey Heller, whose Linger Collection made me do just that.

I’ll do a few more this weekend — like I did last year.

(Nikon D850, Tamron SP 24–70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2. ISO 64, 1/2 sec at f/5.6; RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.1; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

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    • Thank you. Last night before I put it up I experimented with making it symmetrical and decided that it’s better this way. But I do have plans for a symmetrical version of this, which you may see you soon.

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  1. I see how you would linger over and be inspired by Audrey Heller’s work. The subtle colors in your picture today are pleasant.

    As for the twist, the night before last—I think that’s when it was; days blend during the pandemic—we watched old rock and roll performers in a show on television. One was Chubby Checker, who sang the song you referred to, along with the song that started the craze. I also have a picture of Eve with Chubby Checker when he visited Austin a couple of decades ago.

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    • Thank you. They do. Philosophically and physically. The philosophical part I will leave up to you. The physical part is simply that one needs to make the twist very smoothly and evenly to get a good result and a shot like this.

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  2. I especially like the implicitly convex/concave presentation of the colors. I think the decision to forgo the symmetrical approach was good. It seemed to pull my eye to the left, to the “hidden” half of the image.

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  3. I cheated, looked ahead, and saw that the symmetrical version is different all around, but of course it is. 🙂 This is beautiful – so many colors to sink down into and float up into.

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