I’ve used long exposure shots on this blog quite often over the last couple of years to freeze lakes like Dunorlan to give the look of a sheet of ice. You can see a bit of that look in the picture above of Bedgebury, but just after I took it, I noticed what had happened to the reeds on the opposite bank.
I’d never really tried out this technique pointed at foliage in the wind. There is nothing peaceful about these shots of I took in the next few minutes of Bedgebury in a breeze. Instead the 30 second exposures end up looking a bit like a poor man’s Monet. I’ve exaggerated the colours a bit to add to the effect.