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If you have a question on what/where any picture was taken, just ask. I’ll try my best to remember, and give you the name of it.
Ok, Richmond is full of old historic stuff, since it’s one of the oldest cities in the states. We went to three different places: Hollywood Cemetary, the Capitol Building, and a destroyed cannon foundry.
1. Capitol Building
2. Washington Monument
3. Confederate Pyramid Memorial
4-5. Confederate Soldier Graves
6. Original Walls of Cannon Foundry
So it’s been forever since I’ve put anything on the blog. I blame it on the fact that my photography class is over and I got lazy. But, I’m in Richmond now and there’s some cool sites to see around here. I’ll have pictures up in the next day or two.
Diamond Lights – 11/10/2010, 9:32pm; Rexburg, ID; f-10; 8 seconds; Canon Rebel XSi on tripod.
Lightpost Streams – 11/10/2010, 9:58pm; Rexburg, ID; f-10; 5 seconds; Canon Rebel XSi on tripod.
City Lights – 11/10/2010, 10:10pm; Rexburg, ID; f-18; 15 seconds; Canon Rebel XSi on tripod.
For the first picture, I put my camera on a tripod and set the shutter speed to 8 seconds. I then used an app on my phone which flashes different colors on the screen, and waved it in front of the camera. The original image looked like a stroke of light across the picture. I duplicated the layer, rotated it 90 degrees and set the blending mode to “Linear Burn”. This created a “diamond” shape where the light strokes intersected. I flattened the image, then copied it two times, set blending modes to lighten and placed them in the pattern. I only increased the blacks on this picture.
For the second, I had my camera on a tripod facing some lightposts next to a sidewalk. While the camera took the picture, I slowly rotated the camera to the right to get the streams of light. I only adjusted blacks and contrast.
For the last one, I simply put the shutter speed on a longer time. The cars driving by made the light streams, and the changing of the stop-light made it look like all three colors were on. I adjusted the contrast and saturation.