Theo Bosboom - An interesting accident

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

Posted on 11.08.2012
Photo info - 09.07.2008: Canon EOS 5D, 17 mm, ISO 125, f 22, 5 sec
Tags: Arnarstapi Iceland landscape moss rocks Snaefellssnes Theo Bosboom wildlife photography
Theo Bosboom - An interesting accident

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

Posted on 11.08.2012
Photo info - 09.07.2008: Canon EOS 5D, 17 mm, ISO 125, f 22, 5 sec
Tags: Arnarstapi Iceland landscape moss rocks Snaefellssnes Theo Bosboom wildlife photography