11. Third Eye Candy: “Lights, Colour, Action”

Sep-07-2012 | Comments Off

Bird’s Eye: All sorts of creative beautiful magic from Burning Man, a totally new way of taking fireworks pictures ((I can’t wait for Victoria Day!) and loads of other creative magic.

* Burning Man 2012   In Focus – The Atlantic

* Long Exposure Fireworks Like You’ve Never Seen Before Twisted Sifter

“When I saw a firework shooting in the air, I’d press the shutter button and hold in Bulb mode so that the exposure was precisely as long as it needed to be. When the explosion started, I would quickly refocus back to the fireworks (from 2ft in front of me). The exposure would start out of focus and slowly sharpen into focused points, which explains the strange shapes.”

* Amazing Close-Ups of a Lighter Being Sparked Twisted Sifter

While he was taking pictures of his portfolio for his new website (including the project above) he got distracted by the lighters and started taking close-ups of them being sparked.

The incredible shots you see below were taken using a Canon 5D Mark II and a Canon 100mm f2.8L macro lens. Aside from slight cropping and the addition of a watermark all photos were taken straight off the camera. No tripod, flash or additional light source was used. Anderson simply held the camera in one hand and a lighter in the other.

* Water Wigs Behance Network

We just finished shooting a new project we call Water Wigs. The concept is simple and it is another visual exploration of something new and totally different. We found a bunch of awesome bald men and hurled water balloons at their heads, to capture the explosion of water at various intervals. The result a new head of of water hair! We used a laser and sound trigger to capture the right moments for each subject to create just the head of hair that fit best with the face. We chose to work with triads of colors to create images that are arresting and amusing at the same time. We feel the colour helps transform the water into some more and adds greater visual interest. 

* Colored Water Frozen In Water Balloons(Thanks, Linda)



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