This week’s Photo Friday entry: ’Moving’
It seems only yesterday that Photofriday used the theme of Movement (but it was in fact this time last year). An ironic theme for me at the moment considering I’m like a beached whale waiting for the baby to come out! My last post for the theme was very fishy, implied movement of fishes featuring swirling barracuda and suchlike. I suppose I could have gone down the route of moving as in emotionally touching but I’m trying to stay away from anything that might make my hormones even worse so this time I wanted to show you a different type of movement, my light painting experiments (where you leave the shutter open in a darkened room and move around/paint with light). There are many better examples of this all over the web but this was my first go with some indoor sparklers, Mike and a friend of ours from a while back :) It was great fun so I’d recommend giving it a go.
To see all the other photo Friday entries (and submit your own) for ‘Moving’ here.
Thought I’d try my hand at IR today. It didnt go so well. I got some good tips and comments from my friends on twitter though so its all a learning curve!
Heres my 1st stab at editing:
After speaking with some people (@ Scott_Wood, @ gallarotti, @IlanBr) on twitter I followed this tutorial
Heres the re-edited version:
The trees arnt white (as you see in many IR photos) because I didnt know I had to manual white balance on grass first! I shall try that next time.
You can find other attempts here: http://www.pbase.com/suzy_walker/ir
As you see its very mark looking. To see what a lovely sunny day it was (and the sorts of colours I should have been shooting with HDR instead of IR) check out Mikes photos from the same walk!
http://www.pbase.com/michaeL_toye/london EDIT Mike has cancelled his pbase so this gallery link may no longer work.
Just bought photomatix (using the 15% from stuck in customs – yay).
Here’s my first effort. Using one RAW file. What do you think?
my 1st experiment with Lomo style photos.