WPY 2012

Photograph Details

Commended 2012

Botanical Realms

Cezariusz Andrejczuk, Poland

A movement of trees

Cezariusz is fascinated by creating what he calls ‘movances’ – images of stationary subjects made by moving the camera in various ways, a style derived from his work as a film cameraman. He frequently travels in his home area, Podlasie in eastern Poland, with the sole purpose of taking movances, especially of trees. For this picture, ‘I first searched for the most beautiful silver birches in the region,’ he says. Then, from the train, he used a long exposure to achieve a series of images, moving the camera in the direction of travel. For Cezariusz, such pictures ‘reveal the underlying and mysterious vibrations of nature’.

Technical specification

Canon EOS 5D Mark II + EF 85mm f1.8 lens; 0.25 sec at f9.5; ISO 200.


Podlasie, Poland: latitude 53.069717, longitude 22.967464 Podlasie, Poland: latitude 53.069717, longitude 22.967464

Podlasie, Poland

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Cezariusz Andrejczuk, Poland