Digital Color Infared
I took 2 photos of the subject, one infared, one in color
Open both images in photoshop in seperate layers
Put the color image over the infared image
Change the blending mode of the color image layer to "color"
Make sure to shoot this on a calm day and not on a windy day like I did today, the wind made parts of the image blurry
And you need to take both photos quickly so the clouds do not blur.
Life is rushing to make up on lost time
I have to stop and catch my breath
Move to the stands and catch a good sit
Take some time to look around
Get myself a slice of life
Just so I can stay sane
Going through my life
30 seconds exposure, freezing a slice of life.
Beyond the bridge, where the golden light rests, lies a rural land, where man has not scared the earth in concrete and skyscrapers. Beyond this bridge, this land in the golden sunset rests undisturbed.... But will it always remain that way? Beyond this bridge, a last glimpse of a natural worlds glistens in the basking glow of the radiant sunset.
I have gotta stop making poems for some of these things. Yeah, I took this picture near my house... Okay, on the road near my house and took a picture of this before this opportunity disappeared forever. At first, I thought I would tag something outrageous to this picture, like it looks like an explosion of some kind, then my nature side decided to come out and say, "Hey, do this instead." Too tired to argue with it, so I let it go.
I live in a place with a Mediterranean climate that gets about 5 thunderstorms a year, and very small ones. I spent about 3 weeks on the high plains above the Southern Drakensberge of South Africa. It wasn't peak rain season, but I got very lucky and witnessed one monster of a storm. I just saw this black mass in the sky drifting towards me, with a luminous blue/green color on the horizon.
I decided it would be a good plan to shoot it at the edge of a dam which was about 500 meters from the road. I kept shooting until the first strike fell way too close for comfort and then I ran for my car. The rain reached me just as I got to my car and the strikes were falling everywhere. Having never experienced a storm of this scale, I was scared to shit. I had always heard thunder as a deep rumble, but for the first time I understood what crackling thunder was. I had to drive through the storm or try and outrun it and get out beneath it to the side, but it was already too late and I had to drive through it anyway. The rain was pouring down and the lightning was striking at least twice a second. It fell within 250 meters a few times where the strikes look a good 10 meters wide and it's followed by a sound that sounds like the earth cracking open. About 80mm of rain fell in 40 minutes in a region that gets 400mm a year.
Right now I'd give anything to experience that storm again! When I was out of it, I drove a good distance away before I felt it was safe to get out of the car.
The size of the landscape here is very hard to judge. The dark green strip is trees encircling my aunt's farmstead and it's a very large farm.
5D II 16-35 II polarizer f/11 13s Stormberg district, South Africa
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LOOK at my knees, That island rising from the steamy seas! The candles a tall lightship; my two hands Are boats and barges anchored to the sands, With mighty cliffs all round; Theyre full of wine and riches from far lands . I wonder what it feels like to be drowned?
I Wonder What it Feels Like to be Drowned? / Robert Graves
This is the first time I say this: Watch in small view, since the large view may be too much for the browser (it's meant to be downloaded as a wallpaper).
Tel Baruch, Tel Aviv. Israel. I was standing up to my belt in water for this one. You can check that with ~israelfi if you don't believe me I hope you will enjoy this Wallpaper version.
Sigma 10-20mm with as much ND filter as I could on top of it to get the long exposure effect. 25 Seconds exposure with 64ND + 8ND on top of it.
Just a few words on ND filter before the questions starts coming (and they will...) ND stands for "Neutral Density" When it is desirable to obtain proper exposure when confronted with too much light intensity, you can use a Neutral Density (ND) filter. This will absorb light evenly throughout the visible spectrum, effectively altering exposure without requiring a change in lens opening and without introducing a color shift. A Neutral Density filter reduces the amount of light passing through the camera lens without changing the color of the scene. It is especially useful in bright light conditions to help prevent overexposure. The neutral density filter also allows proper exposure at a wider lens opening for reduce depth-of-field to highlight a key subject by making the foreground and/or background out of focus.
The Neutral Density filter also allows shutter speeds to produce blurred motion effects, as I did in this picture. OK, enough on that