I’ve been spending a lot of time close-to-home the last few years, thanks first to the pandemic and now to chronic car issues. I love where I live, but when you see the same thing every day, it is easy to take it for granted, even find it tedious, especially in winter.
This winter, in an effort to find something new in my everyday view, I played with double exposures.
I have taken hundreds of photos of the Chatham Clocktower. Most of them look pretty pretty similar. Double exposures show it in a new light. In these I combined the clock tower with images of holiday lights, a sequined dress in a shop window, chalk on a sidewalk, and village lights.
My Nikon d750 allows me to create double exposures in camera but with a lot of limitations. I have to take the individual photos within 30 seconds of each other, I have to take them at the same ISO, and I can’t use Live View, which means I have to guess at aligning the photos. I have a had a LOT of disappointing fails, but I enjoy the challenge.
What you don’t see here is my multitudes of attempts at double exposures of landscapes and nature. I haven’t created any that I am happy with yet, but I’m going to keep trying!