(the following photos are part of the Takin' it to the Streets application, 2019)
Motions | Aluminum Prints: 36"x36" (LE of 2) or 24"x24" (LE of 5) | Pigment Ink Prints: 12"x12" (LE of 10) or 6"x6" (OE)
Motions | Aluminum Prints: 24"x60" (LE of 2) or 16"x40" (LE of 5) | Pigment Ink Prints: 8"x20" (LE of 10) or 4"x10" (OE)
Fallen from the Aspen | Aluminum Prints: 48"x48" (LE of 1) or 27"x27" (LE of 2) or 18"x18" (LE of 5) or 6"x6" (OE)
Pigment Ink Prints: 16"x16" (LE of 2) or 12"x12 (LE of 5) or 6"x6" (OE)
Exploring Shadows, Highlights & Colors of a Landscape with Motion
"The Motions collection has become a beloved body of work that set my photography experience free in 2009, beginning as a bold idea to capture a new view of the landscapes I had been photographing for decades. I was starving for a fresh way to create images and began to experiment with slower shutter speeds, manipulating time and movement together. The Motions journey has lead me to a refreshing way of experiencing life and becoming submersed in nature’s hidden beauty, and ultimately a new way to share those experiences with others."
The technique is all done in camera with no digital manipulation other than slight tonal adjustments if needed to reflect what nature was originally showcasing. Varied camera movements with slower shutter speeds captures more than just a tradition view, but one that shows a deeper incite to a scene. The hand-held movements of the camera are loose and free flowing but usually deliberate in directions to create desired effects. The technique can help emphasizes aspects of a landscape that might otherwise be missed with the details of traditional photography, such as highlights or colors that draw Delsa to a scene.
Fallen from the Aspen
Individually Beautiful, Mini Canvases of Nature
Each leaf is unique, some with perfect stereotyped appearances and some blemished from insects and infections, yet, all individually beautiful. For a short time each year these mini canvases of nature are on display we just have to look a little closer to find them. The images within the series depict leaves and leaf groupings that have recently fallen to the ground, Fallen from the Aspen.
2018 - A new camera and new images
The 2011 project was revisited during the fall of 2018, armed with a new camera capable of capturing greater detail.