I present the culmination of 3 years of dreaming, a nude model dressed in hand-cut paper with star trails shot on location at Barr Lake State Park. I intend this to be one in a series of images that culminates in a gallery show and perhaps coffee table book. Wish me luck and enjoy!
Here is a sneak-peek of what may or may not happen during our night shoot on Thursday involving a model, cut paper and long exposures.
I finally got some of my black-and-white 4x5" images back. These are photographs of them, not scans. 4th of July from our balcony:
The following three are from Monday night down not he Platte River under Speen St and 15th St in Denver.
I shot this as a digital test last night. I made 3 more 4x5 exposures after this - sending out for processing today.
Here is what it looks like in the daytime:
Had a little time to gout out and explore our neighborhood tonight and do some night photography.
So we're kind mostly settled in here in Denver down at the riverfront. Today we bought a frisbee at REI that has blue LEDs. This image is eight minutes of vigorous tossing about. (pant, pant...) I like the B/W infrared version most (Via DxO's Film Pack 3, Kodak HIE setting tweaked a bit):
I feel like I am in an episode of Bleach. Like.
And here is the color version, that has a beauty of its own - 8x 2-minutes exposures stacked in Ps:
After Zoo and I drank appropriate amounts of bourbon, I headed out solo to get some long exposures. I made HDRs, stacks and just plain long exposures. Mixed bag of tricks - errr... techniques. Not bad for a few hours' work, I think. And getting star trails within city limits is near-unheard of! Proud.
We're simple guys ... we've got simple needs. BBQ, beer, girls, and ... burning shit on camera. We spent a day up at Buchanan Lake near Tow, TX, trying to get one shot ... first there's a vid of the early part of our setup:
Zoo and I are on a little R&R and hopped over to Fremont for some photo ops and she-nan-i-gans.
Reminds me of my head.
Zoo spotted this bar, had a hunch and made a run for it.
Music wasn't impressive, but I felt like we were transported to Portland, OR. It was so NOT-VEGAS, chill, firelit and filled with younger, somewhat less-skanky people.
And some beautiful people...
And fun people, some with sequin pants and mismatched shoes. Good times. Will come back, for sure.