Theo Bosboom - An interesting accident
Some years ago, in my early days as a nature photographer, I was suffering from the ‘shaken camera syndrom’. This means that I was often deliberately moving the camera during the exposure to create arty blurred effects and impressionistic views. You see it a lot in pictures with trees, but I did it with other subjects as well. And although it sometimes created beautiful effects that I liked more than the classic view of the same subject, I became bored with it eventually. If you do it too often it just becomes a trick.
This picture of a rocky coast at Arnarstapi on the Snaefellsness peninsula on Iceland was also moved during the 5 seconds exposure. This time however, it was not on purpose, it was an accident! I didn’t lock my tripod head properly, so the camera slowly moved downwards during the exposure. And I must say that I was quite happy with the result, because it made the picture a bit more spooky and added a little bit of tension.
Location: Arnarstapi, Iceland
Tags: Arnarstapi, Iceland, Landscape, moss, rocks, Snaefellssnes, Theo Bosboom