If you have been following this blog for a long time you know that I did an experiment snapping images out of my window for a year. I made a video that was hugely popular and my images have been used in several interesting projects.
At that point I snapped the images with a Sony compact camera. After buying a digital SLR I decided to do the same thing. But this time in better quality and not shooting the images through my window.
I still have a couple of months before the next year of images are captured, but I have enough to do some experiments. Mainly because I want some feedback. This time I’m shooting three exposures each time. Giving me the possibility of putting them together using HDR software.
The following video is a horrible rough cut of the images so far. The black levels are completely off, the HDR effect too strong and the video is way too long for this kind of viewing.
The audio is actual audio captured at the same spot that the images are taken, but not at all synced with the images.
Still, it would be valuable to get some feedback and ideas. That will make it easier for me to make the final video perfect when I have all the images at some point late this summer.
Seasons – testvideo from Eirik Solheim on Vimeo.
Go ahead. Post your ideas and thoughts!
11 thoughts on “Different seasons in one image”
Where is this nice spot where you take your pictures?
Yes! Tell us more about how you take the pictures and how often. To give it some more value, you can capture the sunset or some people/animals in the forrest. F.ex. when the leafs are falling, children could trough the leafs and play with it or some kid could come up to the camera and show of a beutifull flower etc. But this might be a side project or an alternative to you project?
Did you manipulate the sky in the photos? As far as I can remember it does rain “occasionally” in Norway…
Besides that I think the preview looks great. Maybe add some classical music to replace the current “soundtrack”.
The location is “the english park” at Skøyen in Oslo.
Yeah. It rains… The only manipulation is the HDR-stuff. I guess I simply ended up choosing most of the images with a blue sky. 🙂
How did you put camera on the exactly same place? 😛
Use this (http://www.faculty.idc.ac.il/arik/imret.pdf) principle to have dynamic boundaries between each season within the video frame. Play with different rules – e.g. horizontal and vertical split, search video for low energy boundaries over time and replace a segment from one season with another…
This video is fantastic – i’ll be showing it to some of my younger students when talking about season changes to habitats if that’s ok?!
Absolutely no problem. Please let me know if you need the file or any of the images for presentation purposes.
I’m closing in on finishing this thing now. With one complete year of footage. Keep an eye on eirikso.com…
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