Last day of the challenge...

Today is the last day of the 30 day photo challenge. Even if it was somehow time consuming it was so much fun to take all those pictures and it was definitely worth to carry the camera around everywhere I went.

All published pictures were taken on that same day, none of them is from my archive. Most pictures were taken using my Sigma 50mm 1.4 prime lens and my Canon EOS 7D. In most cases I did only some minor image processing (cropping, brightness, white balance, ...) in Lightroom. This photo challenge made me play around with my camera again and gave me the perfect opportunity to take very different pictures (long time exposure, portrait, studio lighting, light experiments, macro and fisheye, food, flowers, animals, people and some more...)

Here is an overview of all pictures taken for this challenge.

Which ones did you like? Which ones didn't you like? What would you have done differently? Any feedback is very welcome! The number of page hits on this blog increased a lot. Please leave a message (here, on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter) if you were following my pictures in the last month...

My guitar

Having "motion" in a picture is not possible by definition. But you can make a picture "communicate" motion. Often this is done via motion blur. Initially I wanted to take a picture of my guitar with the strings swinging. When it comes to instruments "motion" is also coupled to "sound", so you can make a picture also communicate "sound".
Blur can be created in different ways while taking picture. For example having the object out of focus or to have a narrow depth of field.

Today's pictures of my guitar are about having the strings swinging without touching them...

Btw, if you dig a little bit into the physics of creating tones with strings or if you're playing the guitar you might have came across flageolet tones. When slightly touching a guitar's string in the 12th fret you'll get a tone that is higher than the string's base tone by one octave. And the strings would exactly look like the strings in the first picture where I focused on the 12th fret...

360° long time exposure panorama

Inspired by the Wiesbadener Fototage I'd like to add an abstract image for the "in motion" topic. This picture was taken using a tripod in the middle of our living room. In 13 seconds of exposure time I moved the camera around the complete living room. If you take a closer look you can see some details like the monitors on the desktop, the paintings on the wall and the trees on the terrace.


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