Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Time Exposure

Looking at some of Will's awesome photos made me decide to try some stuff of my own. ;) This one is a 15-second exposure of a car coming up 2nd Street (and another driving in the cemetery).

8 comments:

hal said...

hi monnie,...where were you standing when you took this shot...? do you keep your eye to the shutter during the time-lapse...? and had you followed the car with the camera would the car be clear and the surroundings be blurred...?
...can you even make a shot like that?

Monnie said...

I was standing on our back deck. I have an LCD screen, so I can look at that, but during a time lapse the screen is black and I just wait to see what it has captured.
And yes, it can probably be done that the car be clear and the surroundings blurred - I've done it with other moving objects, but it was in the daytime. It would be rather difficult to do with an object coming toward you (instead of traveling in a path past you), and a tripod might help.

hal said...

hi monnie,...have you ever captured a falling raindrop?
i remember an autum scene you posted a while back,...leaves raked under a tree, and the ghost-shadow of a young lady lounging in those leaves...an amazingly beautiful picture...how'd you do that ??

Monnie said...

No, I've never captured a falling raindrop. I've never tried. That would take lots of patients and hundreds of shots!!
The picture you refer to was actually quite accidental. It was a slow shutter and the subject of the picture thought she could move, not knowing that the picture hadn't finished taking yet. The result was a transparency of her while everything else was opaque, having remained still.

hal said...

hi monnie... does it work every time, no matter when the subject moves, as long as it's during open-shutter?
...about that raindrop, what if it were bouncing off a flower, would that be easier?

Monnie said...

It won't necessarily work perfectly every time, but it does work to some extent if the subject moves during a slow shutter.
And I don't think it would be any easier to capture a raindrop bouncing off a flower, though it's a neat idea.

hal said...

thanks monnie, that one has endless curiosity.
do you use the led, or eye, most often?
you're right about raindrops,they would be hard to capture.
i believe dewdrops, wait their chance to shimmer,in the morning's sun.

Monnie said...

I usually use the display screen.