A few years ago I played around with some time-lapse. Mainly small things like the clouds moving the sky and really only did one scene, or one place.
When I used to blog a lot more, I did these posts every week and I want to start doing that again. I really want this blog to work, so I am going to start making more of an effort with it. Not sure about the form, but think I will let it grow depending on how certain things go.
It has been a funny week. I know a few of you caught on last week that I wasn’t feeling great. Thankfully I am very good at getting myself out of down moods, and I do feel better now. I wish I could say that I feeling fantastic, but not far from it. Anyway, the best thing I can do is move on, so let’s see what I can do.
In yesterday’s post I showed you some images taken with the Samyang 12mm fisheye lens. I have some more images for you today. These are more from outside in the streets. It is quite amazing what happens to buildings when you photograph them with this lens.
I tried some photos of the street art, the three statues that stand on the corner of Swanston and Bourke streets. I also tried getting some movement with the trams, then put them together in a small video for you.[video width="2000" height="1334" mp4="http://leannecole.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/bourke-street-trams.mp4" loop="true"][/video]
The weather has been stunning, sadly it means winter is ending and summer is returning. I’m not looking forward to summer, but I am planning on doing something different this summer I think. You will have to wait to find out what.
Here is a gallery with a few more images. Take care and I hope you are enjoying your weekend where ever you are.
After my last post a couple of people said they would like to see a tutorial on how to do light trails, or rather how to add to them. So I did this photo today.
The image was done with about 12 images. I thought it would be a good image to do a tutorial on.
I didn’t write the tutorial, but have done a video one instead. I hope you don’t mind, but finding time to write one right now is impossible. I also think it is easier to see it.
It is short and only goes for five minutes, but hopefully it helps you to work out how I did it. The tutorial is with Adobe Photoshop CC.
The new software I got for doing videos is really fun to play with and one of things I have been enjoying is recording the screen when I am processing an image. I did a long recording where I talked out loud what I was thinking and what I did to the image. If you want to view that there are instructions at the end.
This is how the image looked when I started working on it. I love this building, it is very grand, though it is one of those buildings that the insides were taken out so they could rebuild it. I don’t know how much of the interior remained, I suspect it is just the facade and the foyer. Though, the foyer is pretty amazing, I love going in there and just looking. It is quite breathtaking.
Then the image ended up looking like this.
Not a lot of difference, but I did try to get rid of the people that were in the foreground a bit. I like the lighting in it, and I like comparing the before with the after, it is quite nice to see how an image can be transformed. I think the first image was more a snap of the outside, whereas this one looks more in keeping with how they want people to view the building. Elegant perhaps.
Here is the video I did of it.
That is the sped up version. The long version goes for just over 30 minutes. If you would like to see the full version so you can see what I did, then you will need to press the buy now button and pay the $3. Then I will add your YouTube name or email address to the video and you will have access to it. Please think of this as a way of helping to support me so I can continue doing this for you.
Today I tried taking some new images. I have seen a guy on G+ doing them and I really like them. It is something that I have been thinking about doing for years, so I thought might try it out. I played with different light and then decided to edit it.
It hasn’t worked exactly how I wanted, but it is a start. I think it tells a story and will find out tomorrow when I put it on my other blog.
I also did a video if it and am going to show the sped up version of it here. Someone asked me why did I speed them up so much, and that I should consider leaving them long and selling them. Well, selling access to them. So you get the short, fast version and if you want to see how I processed the image, then you will need to pay me AUD$3, consider it like a donation. I will put something at the end of the post.
If you would like to see how this image was processed, you can watch the 32 minute video, but first you will need to pay for it. It is $3
Last week I did a before and after of the following image, and Stacy from VISUAL VENTURING wanted to know how I replaced the sky in the image. I thought if she wanted to know then perhaps others did too, so using my new Camstasia Studio software I did a video of it for her and others. So Stacy, I hope this helps you to work out what I did. Of course if anyone has any questions, please ask, and if I can answer them I will.
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