View 264: Dancing Trees

Blustery days are the bane of Landscape photographers looking for static subjects in beautiful light and dramatic sky.  Me, I like to take advantage of how the wind moves objects normally thought of as solid.

A tree dances as the wind blows its branches.

A tree dances as the wind blows its branches.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 5s, f/25, ISO 200, EV 0, 300mm focal length, tripod, ND filters equalling 5 stops.

Trees must sway and move when the wind pushes against them or they would be knocked down.  Watching the trees dance with the wind when I looked out yesterday morning, I had the idea of stacking two neutral density filters on my Nikon 28-300 f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S VR Zoom lens allowing the shutter speed to be increased into the seconds. Capturing the Dancing Trees.

More dancing trees.

More dancing trees.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 3s, f/25, ISO 200, EV 0, 105mm focal length, tripod, ND filters equalling 5 stops.

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One Response to View 264: Dancing Trees

  1. Those are superb pictures, Scott, revealing the movements of the tree as we would hardly see them normally. I mean with an exactitude that do not seem to be visible usually. Not sure how I can explain this.

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