I have been test shooting various techniques recently that allow me to create abstractions of the urban environment and have settled on a simple multi-exposure in camera approach .
I have revisited a number of my favorite locations and searched out new interpretations, the scenes I have created so far are created by stacking a number of exposures on top of each other in camera. A degree of visual pre-planning is required although the technique should not be so tight that it eliminates the little surprises that make this form of urban landscape photography so compelling.
Most of the attempted multi- exposures unsurprisingly end in failure but they are not a waste of time as these attempts leave clues to how improvements can be made for the next attempt. Its a approach that adopts a continuous improvement ethos !
All in all its great fun and worth a try if your digital camera has a multiple exposure facility. The files I make are treated the same way as my street photography , relying on Levels , Contrast and Colour post processing enhancements only.
Give it a go !
Keep it surreal !