Trying new things
As a photographer it is always important to try new things. By experimenting with new techniques you keep on developing yourself, setting new boundaries, opening new possibilities. This makes you a better photographer.
This weekend I was on Schiermonnikoog, a small island in the north of the Netherlands. When I was walking along the beach, I remembered an article I read in Outdoor Photography. There a photographer showed some pictures of seascapes that were taken with a relatively long shutter speed while panning the camera from left to right (or reverse of course). This way you reduce the picture to different bands of colours. I decided to give it a try. I put my camera on a tripod, decided on a shutter speed of 2 seconds and panned while taking the picture. I tried different settings, longer shutter speeds, shorter ones, slow panning, fast panning. This is more or less the picture I had in mind, though there is lots of room for improvement.
What do you think of a picture of this? Like it, or not? Room for improvement? Please let me know!