Sunday hike on a beautiful and crisp morning. I knew I could find some hearts in the aspen grove. I am not a fan of people carving into these trees. But the hearts are there, so I thought I’d shoot them. I remembered a zoom technique that I’d seen, and thought I’d give it a try. This would definitely work better with a tripod and filter! But I had such fun experimenting. I set the shutter speed for 1 second (and a tiny aperature, too); started with my lens zoomed in on the heart, clicked and held for a moment, then quickly zoomed out for the remaining time. That’s all! I bumped up the contrast just a bit, but otherwise this is right out of the camera, with no special effects or textures.
It looks like a beaming heart, and I have a beaming heart myself today.