Waves, Slit-scan, Head is Swimming

I’m finally starting in on another research thread of exploring “slow exposures” – slit-scan photography.  My head hurts trying to pre-visualize what something is going to look like in the end.  Instead of exposing the whole frame with a long exposure, you work by exposing small areas (slits in this case) that move across the frame over a long period of time. I thought I would put up some some test images just to see how it feels. Continue reading Waves, Slit-scan, Head is Swimming

Digital Windgrove and 19th Century Farming, Part One

Windgrove Solar Panel

“Make hay while the sun shines.” – an old saying that is probably so old that most people haven’t heard it. It’s probably that my childhood included working on family farms in the mid-west of the U.S., but I am loving this daily situation where if I want this big computer to render for hours, the sun needs to be shining. The saying is now “It’s sunny?! Hit the render button.” Continue reading Digital Windgrove and 19th Century Farming, Part One

Finally. The Holy Grail, but this shot isn’t it.

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Windgrove House at Night.

Tech Stuff. Amongst the time lapse community, the term “Holy Grail” refers to a continuous shot that goes smoothly from full sun to the deepest star filled night with no hitches, glitches, bumps, or dissolves.  It is really hard to do – hence it being called the Holy Grail of time lapse shots.  At long last I have joined the ranks of Holy Grail-ers.   Continue reading Finally. The Holy Grail, but this shot isn’t it.