Friday, August 31, 2012

Garden Spirit 1


  1. Not going to ask how you did this, but I love the end result. It reminds me of a pre-raphelite painting I saw, just can't remember the name or artist.

  2. Thanks, Mike.

    It's okay to ask, btw.

    I set the shutter speed to 3.2 seconds and the auto to 10 seconds, so I would hit the shutter and run across the yard listening for the indicator that it was about to take the photo and try to guess when to jump. I always got the timing wrong. In this shot, I was just landing after leaping, which is why there is a little bit of forward motion but that is blurrier and more see-through than the fraction of a second longer that I spent "landing". It also explains my Beyonce sized ass as the shutter opened when I was probably still an inch off the ground and carried forward into my next step. Then I ran it through a filter (RPM Beautifier- hard to find this custom one anymore) and saturated the color slightly more in Photoshop.

  3. That filter is awesome. Makes me wish I still had Photoshop. I use GIMP cause it's affordable, but it doesn't do what Photoshop can do.