Got an email the other day from National Geographic, telling me that one of my photos that I’d submitted into the 2008 International Photography Contest was going to be featured as April 22nd’s ‘Photo of the Day‘. Sadly none of my entries won in the contest, but at least this one was picked up recently and chosen to be Photo of the Day for what also happens to be ‘Earth Day 2009‘…
The original photo is shown below. It was taken on what turned out to be a longer-than-we-planned road trip through 21 states… 2 weeks, 6000 miles, 21 states, 1 wedding (not mine…) and 1 dog. Was a great trip, and took quite a few photos on the road. This one was taken as we were winding our way down to the Okefenokee swamp in Georgia.
There were multiple layers of trees, both back to front, and top to bottom – so I chose to pan with some of the middle trees as we were driving past. This landed up giving the effect of speed and movement with some of the tree trunks blurred, and others sharp as I panned with that particular ‘layer’.
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
1/40 sec at f/20