Short post today-
I was working on some features with the camera before heading out, but then this beautiful weather turned a little weird for a few hours, and then became clear again by nightfall once it was too late to do anything. But I created a little time lapse video, below, to share the weather with you guys while it was still nice.
Anyway, just to explain what we are looking at here: B&W photography is measured in scales of gray, but did you know it is sensitive to the colors hitting the film/sensor, even thought they will not be replicated in the final image? By removing colors from the scene through colored filters, we can greatly alter the image. The picture above is a vibrant blue sky with white clouds. Even though there is no red in the scene, a red filter is used to darken the sky and let the clouds pop.
Here is a copy of what that image would look like without the filter:
It is an acceptable image, but it does appear a bit flat, right? There are varying degrees of ‘pop’ that can be added to the final pictures- and it is all subjective, but I like pictures to be the equivalent of bold print.
So here is the short video with an excerpt of Con Te Partiro by Andrea Bocelli:
Few things in this world so grand as puffy white clouds. Since this is a techie article.. I’ll mention the stats here: This video is made up of 360 pictures taken at 2 second intervals between shots, then played back at approximately 24 images per second in video form.