Abstract Prairie Landscapes

Last month I spent an evening near the White River shooting the river breaks as the sun set.
While I waited for the perfect lighting I played around with panning to create some abstract images.

Panning involves moving the camera on an even plane either horizontal or vertical while using a longer shutter speed. You can find the definition here on Wikepedia.

These are my results.

I love them. Especially this first one. I call it “Rolling Prairie,” because that’s what I see when I look at it. The colors just roll and blend together. They are cool yet warm and comfortable. There is a peace and gentleness here.

Today my soul is at rest because I trust. 
I trust the Lord and know that He will never leave me or forsake me. 
No matter what circumstances may come that will test this, I can lean on the truths of His Word that says He will always stay. 

There is peace. I feel it when I look at this image.

Quiet rest.

This is what it looked like as a still shot. The colors will be a little different because I shot ‘Rolling Prairie’ later in the evening as the light contrast softened into the the Golden Hour. The following picture was taken earlier in the evening with more harsh white light visible.

 These next two I shot through the grass towards the setting sun.

I think “Rolling Prairie” is now in my top 10. I will have it available for purchase at my upcoming art shows (see link) or you can find it on my website.

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