The clouds blew over so I decided to brave the cold and go back out for one last set of blue moon shots.
Archive for December, 2009
These are for my friend, Linwood. I think he would probably enjoy them.
According to popular definition, a blue moon is the second full moon in a month.
A full moon occurs every 29.5 days, and most years have 12. On average, an extra full moon in a month — a blue moon — occurs every 2.5 years. The last time there was a lunar double take was in May 2007. New Year’s Eve blue moons are rarer, occurring every 19 years. The last time was in 1990; the next one won’t come again until 2028.
Here’s an interesting experiment that I decided to try.
I had seen this done before, but I discovered that with some adjusting of the position of the light, you could not only get the heart in the ring shadow but a heart in the larger light. This photo and the one that follows have almost no post processing done with the exception of a crop and some color tone, but the heart light is right out of the camera. I used a large hand held work light that you can get at any hardware store, like Home Depot. The light was shined almost directly behind the ring at a relatively high angle. The camera was stopped down 2 full stops to black out the areas outside the heart.
This one is the same photo as above, but I took it into photoshop and added the flare on the crown of the ring. Not sure if I like it better or not, but I decided to include it for reference. What do y’all think?
Trying to take my incense smoke photography to the next level.
I bought a new camera bag because my other one was just too small, PLUS I had to carry a separate bag with my laptop. I decided on the Kata KT DR-467-BR Digital Rucksack and ordered it on sale from Amazon. It showed up on Christmas eve.
They actually left it outside the gate, so I’m lucky it’s still there.
Colored Smoke On Black Background