I hike every weekend and I've decided to film one of the parks. I've been working on it for some time, so I've decided to finish it as part of our video assignment. I hope you enjoy it. Great music, though.
I hate not having a camera, it's like being blind. Canon needs to hurry up and fix mine.
Another thing I hate is cage equipment. They seriously need to do some maintenance on it.
My trash can is cleaner than 5D's sensor that I checked out. This is why I'd rather spend
money and buy my own equipment that I can keep clean and at hand when I need it, plus no
20 minute lines waiting to check something out because cagers decided to talk instead of
checking equipment in.
On a lighter note, I've always been interested in minimalistic landscapes. You got to love
hiking in the rain. The lake was covered in fog, I enjoyed photographing it.
Lessons learned: Need to buy ND filters. My 18-55mm Canon lens is
for digital cameras only! Mirror is too close in film camera, it doesn't fit =(
It was too bright. I used 1 ND4, and 2 polarizing filters at f22 to
be able to get at least 1 second so I wouldn't have cars show up.
Polarizers brought out color in greens and blues. I hope film came out
as good as this.
Well, I will be 23 in 30 minutes. I figured a look back on my past was in order. The image on the right is the earliest image of me that was saved when I moved to the US, I think I was somewhere around 1. It's interesting to see yourself juxtaposed with your past, making changes so apparent. This was inspired by Nixon's work, not quiet the same thing; but the first and last image in his work - a quantum leap in time.
NOT A MACRO LENS
I wanted to experiment, so I ended up shooting extreme close ups without a macro lens. Images were not cropped in any way. What you see is a Sigma 28-70mm lens, set at 28mm with aperture all the way open at f/2.8. How did I get macro images with a wide angle lens? Try flipping it! I had to hold my lens up to my camera. ISO was set at H (3200) to give me enough light to eliminate handshake that was a major player as I was holding my lens against the camera body. As you can see I was able to get 1-2 inches away from the subject. It was an interesting experience. I realized that the plane of focus was very small. If you look at the Shift and Tab images, you can see plane of focus as a horizontal line of sharpness running through the image; only few millimeters wide.
- ▼ 2010 (33)