As an experiment – I set up a Contour POV camera for stop motion capture (1 frame / per second). Then I stitched the images together at 10 frames per sec to put together a quick time lapse of the hot air balloon launch from Saturday morning at the NW Art & Air Festival. Enjoy!
Had a chance to get out for the hot air balloon launches this weekend over at the NW Art & Air Festival in Albany, OR. This year – I worked the entire weekend with only a 17-55mm f/2.8. And yes – there were times I wished I had the fisheye and, yes, there were times that something a bit longer would have helped. But it was a good challenge nonetheless.
By the way, been digging the VSCO filters.
And, yes, that’s one of those crazy “tiny planet” panoramas up there. Over on the Camera 47 Facebook page you’ll find a few more. I’ve been experimenting a bit with them lately.
Yep – after a bit more than a year away – we’re bringing back wallpapers!
But I thought I’d mix it up a bit… 🙂
Three big changes:
- I’m dropping the monthly calendar on each wallpaper. Hopefully – this will make it a bit more “timeless” – and easier to download images for use whenever you’d like to add them to your screen.
- Tablet sizes! Some images simply work in that square format – some don’t. That means sometimes I’ll introduce images for laptops and PC’s – and other times only a tablet image will be posted.
- Images may not always land right at the first of the month. But – if you’re a fan on Facebook or are subscribed to receive blog updates via email – you can be among the first to know when new images are posted.
And, as always, all feedback welcome. Enjoy!
(to download the image – just click on the image to get the full size – and then click to save)
Had a chance to go out on Saturday morning and shoot some hot air balloons at the Northwest Art & Air Festival in Albany, Oregon. It’s probably the largest annual collection of hot air balloons in this area – and it’s always packed with photographers.
Afterwards – we went to the Original Breakfast – also in Albany. Oh, golly – some great food.
First – Happy New Year! And welcome to 2011!
OK – I’ve posted what I thought were 10 of my better rodeo images from 2010. But when it comes to the rest of the portfolio – not only does the whole process become more difficult – but definitely much more diverse.
I’ll take a bit more time with this one – and maybe a note or two on why a particular image made the cut. So – in no particular order – here’s 10 images from 2010.
Agree? Disagree? Let me know.
The first two images come from Willamette Celebration – one of the best photo experiences I’ve had. I probably could have tossed in 20 images from the weekend – but that sort of breaks the whole “10 images” motif. These two images, I thought, stood out from the pack.
This image – I thought – just simply worked. It sort of tells the whole story without the need for much introduction.
For the Newsboys – I pretty much just kept the hammer down for the entire time they were on stage. Great show.
Next up – Pt Lobos. I’d like to get back there and try a few more. It’s funny that this image didn’t make the blog earlier – but it has since bubbled towards the top of my list. Maybe it’s the story it conveys – not sure.
Hot air balloons have become a bit of a theme for me the last two years. This image turned out better than expected. To get this shot – I was down flat on the ground – and with a bit of neck strain – pointed the camera up at the people milling nearby. Just glad nobody stepped on me.
Campus Rail Jam Tour – a.k.a. Snow in the Quad. Could have been named Snowboarders vs. Photographers.
Yaquina Bay Lighthouse. Local iconic architecture (and some might consider it trite, boring, overdone, and only good for postcards). This image (I thought) was kinda fun – and just sort of worked.
Well – regardless of my shock – here’s the new wallpaper. This photo is from the Friday morning hot air balloon launch at the annual Northwest Art & Air Festival – held just last weekend in Albany, Oregon.
Now I could try and talk up “vision” and “skill” in getting this image – but in reality – there’s no secret sauce here – I was just experimenting. Flat on the ground, looking up, wide angle, handheld, and underexposed the scene by a stop or two (or something like that).
Hope you enjoy it. And, as always, all feedback welcome.
This morning – up at oh-pre-dawn-thirty to catch the hot air balloon launch at the annual Northwest Art & Air Festival in Albany, Oregon.
If you’re in the Willamette Valley this weekend – these folks (weather permitting) are also scheduled for Saturday and Sunday morning. If you’re able to make it out there – I might suggest trying to arrive no later than 6:15 – as there’s a lot of action leading up to the actual launch.
Wozofoto offers a “deal of the day” photo – and today it happens to be one of my hot air balloon images from the Northwest Art & Air Show. 8×10’s are $10 – and 11×14’s are only $15.
And if you’re curious – more images from that weekend can be found here.
The cool thing about Wozofoto – is that every day he posts another photo at a great price. So check his site out – and if you want to keep track of his daily deals – you can follow him on Facebook or over at his blog.