Matte Painting info: Model photo in the room + buildings stock images + my own stock + Hand Painting [50%]
strobist info: 1 butterlight lightning and 1 side fill. ——- Canon 580 Ex II in shot-through umbrella 45° above the model @1/1 out of the window ——- Nikon sb-26 in shot-though umbrella on the side of model as fill light @1/8 Triggered via Skyport.
Canon 5D Mark II + Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L IS II Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Wacom Intuos4 Tablet
An amazing look into photos taken over a 12 month period of time.
One of the things we use in our magic formulas, is how many pictures were taken one a specific location at a certain moment. Pictures tell us loads of interesting things about places. Things like what kind of people take pictures here? What are the other places these people take pictures? At what time do they go here? What is the most popular time of the year?
While playing with the data, we had the idea to visualize how many pictures were taken at a location on a give day by making a movie showing a world map where the pixels of the map light up when there are more pictures taken.
So that’s what we did. We made a movie. There was some tweaking involved, since there are more pictures taken in the city of Paris alone on one day that in all of Africa in a year so we corrected for the average. And this is what we got.
That’s what Michael Chrisman would say with his recent YEAR long exposure.
A year ago, Michael Chrisman placed a pinhole camera in Toronto’s Port Lands and aimed it — as best one can aim such a camera — at the city skyline.
For 365 straight days and nights, light has crept through the pinhole, slowly building an exposure on a piece of photosensitive paper.
A typical exposure with a digital SLR on a bright sunny day, depending on aperture and ISO, might last between 1/250th and 1/1000th of a second.
In Chrisman’s pinhole experiment, the “shutter” — there really isn’t one on a pinhole camera, just a piece of electrical tape or a removable cap, perhaps — has been open for 31,536,000 seconds, give or take a few.
On New Year’s Eve day, Chrisman trudged out to retrieve the camera and exposed paper inside.
Long exposures were getting old. Cars, starscapes, and water. You’ve seen it all. But this is something unique!
Taken in various locations around Maniwa and Okayama Prefecture in Japan between 2008-2011 this brilliant series of photographs captures the wild frenzy of gold fireflies as they mate after thunderstorms during the June to July rainy season. Shot using a slow shutter speed, the neon green and yellow contrails seem almost digitally imposed on the scenic landscapes, but I assure you these are real.
I don’t care who you are, you have never seen New York like this before.
It’s hard to sum up what makes New York so beautiful. After all, it’s noisy, dirty, and down right grimy at times. But amongst the chaos, there’s beauty that flourishes about the city, some part subliminal and another part unexpected.
You can almost feel the city breathe when you watch this video through till the end. The recollection of every beautiful moment and unforgettable memory you’ve ever had in the city is somehow encompassed with this visual masterpiece.
As each moment passes, it reveals another beautiful aspect about what makes the city one of a kind.
It has it’s own pace and way of life. When it’s all said and done, with all the minor intricacies and major details entwined in each other, you then for a moment understand why every other city in the United States just looks like a poor copy of the greatest city on Earth, New York, and why there will never be another city quite like it.