Tag: night

15 May

Supermoon! photo tips

Chris Lane / photography / / 0 Comments

I understand astronomers hate the term “super moon” (they prefer perigee-syzygy I guess!), but it is rather fitting when the it applies. We had the occurrence happen a week or two ago and I had no idea about it until I saw it out my window. What the supermoon is, is when the full moon combines with when the moon is closest to the earth in it’s cycle. Thus, it looks larger than usual, by about 14% and 30% brighter according to Wikipedia.
So of course I went outside to take a few photos. I attempted to do some HDR, which in my normal sense of editing didn’t work. I’m not sure why. But I took the photos and edited them together anyway, and resulted with this.

Supermoon granary © Chris Lane Photo

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30 Dec

Fire nightscape

Chris Lane / photography / / 2 Comments

This week I have a very wide panorama photo of a nightscape with a line of fire. This is an old one that I just now got around to putting together. I was burning some grass on my property a couple years ago and of course I thought I should take a photograph of it. This panorama is made up of 12 photos that I had to splice together manually in Photoshop, as the photoshop function wasn’t working for whatever reason. This doesn’t show up that great in blog size, so click on the name below to get it in a free wallpaper format of 2500 pixels wide.

Fire in the night

Fire Nightscape © Chris Lane Photo

29 Sep

Aurora Borealis

Chris Lane / photography / / 1 Comment

Here is a bonus photo for this week. Last night I was driving home in the dark and saw the Aurora Borealis, aka the Northern Lights. I haven’t seen this phenomenon in a few years so I obviously had to jump at the chance to photograph them. Problem was, by the time I got out in the dark area and set up, they were mostly faded away. But I still ended up with this result. I was also able to fit in Ursa Major, aka the Big Dipper. Hope you like it.

Aurora Borealis

Aurora Borealis © Chris Lane Photo

18 Oct

You must experiment!

Chris Lane / Art, Design, photography / / 0 Comments

Failure to experiment leads to craft shows and chintzy work.

The whole process of creating art is completely subjective and open to interpretation at all bounds. I want to urge everyone to not be afraid to experiment in their work. Artwork can be created by the numbers, but most viewers will be able to tell it is done in a formulaic way. It won’t stand out amongst the crowd. I recently attended a local arts & craft show and I couldn’t count how many people were selling mostly the same stuff. If it wasn’t rock bracelets, it was plywood cutout figures. They might be good at what they do when making those figures, but they weren’t willing to experiment. All of them looked the same, to the point I was wondering if they weren’t homemade but rather being resold from elsewhere. That means that they were either being made from a pattern or the entire genre has simply become stagnant.

The thing about experimentation is that no one has to know. Photography, for example, is great for experimentation. It is so easy to try something new, especially with digital cameras. Try getting lower, to the point of laying in the grass, and get a shot from a worm’s eye view.
Grass closeup

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