"Dying Flames" - Blueberry bush at dusk, Dolly Sods, West Virginia

This image was taken in the beginning of October as I first arrived for my autumn trip to the highlands of West Virginia. As mentioned in previous posts, I tried to keep a patient and open mind during my trips into the wilderness this autumn. While working slowly on that first night of the first day, an idea came to me ... change focus during a relatively long exposure to create an in-camera dreamy look. Well, I tried it on many different subjects and must say that I fell in love with the technique. By shifting the focus during the exposure I was able to create many different images that were unique from the rest of my work. In this image, I put on my 70-200 f/4 + 1.4x teleconverter and zoomed in to create a shifted-focus macro photograph of these amazingly colorful blueberry bushes as the shadows turned to blue at dusk.

"Dying Flames" - Blueberry bush at dusk. Focus shifted during a single exposure. Dolly Sods, West Virginia.

Techs: Canon 7D, Canon 70-200 f/4 + 1.4x teleconverter @ 280mm. 20 seconds, f/5.6., ISO 200. Shifted focus during a single exposure.