Earlier this week I discovered a Stand of Poplars (I think) that I hadn’t previously noticed. They were arranged precisely in rows and to get reasonably near them required me to trespass into a field – nothing growing and nothing grazing, so I walked in, got my images and walked out.
Two images for you. The first is a simple straight image. The light was bright, the blue sky provided a nice contrast.
The second is an in-camera blur. No ND filter (I keep meaning to buy one), so this was simply setting the ISO at its lowest point, the shutter speed at its slowest, and a rapid handheld pan while pressing the shutter. Straight-trunked trees always suit this technique – the main difficulty is getting the pan truly vertical and I just about achieved that, it’s so easy to take a slightly diagonal line and that does not work!