Sunday, 28 December 2008

Blue


Blue
Originally uploaded by Ben Mottram

Here is the first proper picture taken using the tripod and 3-way head I got for Christmas.

I quite like it - though it is not square, but that adds to the atmosphere I think.

I have a stop motion film to make tomorrow, with the younger daughter directing, so that will be fun. Hopefully we can use this rather eerie light for effect.

Stop Motion - Balls 1

Well, now I have a tripod and a couple of lights, here is a simple stop motion tale of silver balls who escape from the pot and vanish off on adventures who knows where... we may catch up with them another day...

video

I find it a bit bizarre using a dSLR to produce stop motion video, but the wonders of modern software and computers mean that the process I last undertook in a dark, hot animation studio at the age of 14 can be relived in the comfort of my own kitchen, with beer available on tap.

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Sunset


Sunset
Originally uploaded by Ben Mottram

I really must get out more.

This was the best of 3 passable shots, selected from 80... my 'hit rate' has fallen from 30% to 3%!!!

I haven't been out with the camera much because walking and getting into awkward positions has been difficult with the last nagging bits of my ankle injury.

I think my new year's resolution must be to get out at least once a weekend with the camera, otherwise I will loose any learning I have done over the last year.