So, if you saw a guy at Capital Hill Park, after sunset, tilting his head side-to-side for 30 seconds, this was to get the semi-invisibility effect. I used Photoshop to make the bars more vibrant, but my clothes less so. I guess I could have also done the "ghosting" effect in Photoshop, but somehow, longer exposures are more fun.
Vantage Pointe is a 26 storey condo apartment building in the Beltline district of Calgary.
Getting the idea from here I took a picture of the rotating circles that stand outside the Telus World of Science. I took this just after sunset.
An articulated bus (left) and car waits for a Light Rail Train to pass by
This is one of a few time lapse photos I took at an LRT crossing downtown. This was taken just after sun set. So, there was enough light reflected from the sky to make the snow appear blue. So, "fixing" white balance to make the snow white, made the sky whiter, which I guess is ok.
This test didn't work as well as the others I posted. I tried to get my head to appear over each of four swings. But, things didn't line up right, so I cropped out half of the photo that didn't work. I used Sepia to hide some funny colors showing as much as for the "old fashioned" look. Anyways, it's still a neat effect, worth playing with.
I thought I would push my self on a swing for fun.
This is me playing around with long exposures around midnight at a neighborhood park.
I took this is on a night time photo walk. I haven't figured out if I prefer it with the white balance "fixed" (see next photo) or with the shot setting. A third version, is with a flash, so the foreground is "correct" white, and the background has the redish look.
I took this is on a night time (when night starts at 5:08pm) photo walk (take a guess where in Calgary). I haven't figured out if I prefer it with the white balance "fixed" or with the shot setting (see previous photo). A third version, is with a flash, so the foreground is "correct" white, and the background has the redish look.
This is a wagon that stands in the parking lot outside the new Log Barn 1912 store on 16 Avenue, near 14 Street NW. I wanted to show longer streaks of cars going by, but a wider shot would show parked cars.
A night shot of 14 Street from the 16 Avenue NW overpass, with the camera pointed North.
My first experiment with night time photography (30 second shutter) wtih my new Rebel T1i was of this newly constructed house that's on the market. This is in the inner city, so it was far from pitch black, but my eyes couldn't see most of the detail seen here. Not very pretty, but I find it a little neat. So, now I totally have to go take pics in a park at night.