February 26, 2014

Just plain ethereal

This is what happens when I start working on something before I have a clear idea in my head (which I generally don’t like doing). I’ve never been one to “freestyle,” so to speak. Sure, it’s liberating to grab a piece of marble and just start hacking away at it (this metaphor is not meant to belittle the work of master or even amateur sculptors so much as to convey my absolute lack of knowledge related to the craft), but it’s a practice I’ve never felt completely comfortable with.

This one started off as a simple levitation experiment before taking a rather oddly spiritual turn.

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August 6, 2012

Goofing Off – Lightpainting Portraits

The importance of goofing off is something that never really gets expounded upon, which is just sad. A lot of the time, it’s even frowned upon. But I think goofing off, like most things in life, is good when used in moderation (and downright valuable at times). This is especially important when it comes to doing what you love for a living. The saying goes, “if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.” That’s awesome for the 2% of people this applies to, but I (like the majority of people, I’d wager) get tired/bored/frustrated sometimes even doing the things I love. It just happens.Read More

May 21, 2012

Eclipse Time-lapse Experiment

Not having a long-range telephoto lens at hand, I tried experimenting with time-lapse to get a progression of the annular solar eclipse that happened on 20 May. Unfortunately, the clouds ended up obscuring most of the coolest part. Oh well! Still turned out pretty good for my first time-lapse.

The result isn’t a steady exposure. I bounced between manual settings every five or ten minutes as the light diminished. I suppose with some more time to test settings before the main show started, I could get a more constant exposure throughout.

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