On October 19 new musicians got together with Alberto and Augusto with the mission of taking pictures of the new musicians for the libretto of Santa Cecilia.
Alberto is responsible for the “traditional” picture ended up being a photo from a very original perspective (which is ultimately where you can view in the libretto). I also asked for help from Augusto to make an idea on my head in “night” mode. The idea was that instead of looking only 4 musicians, we formed a small band, appearing several times repeated every one of us.
I must say it was late and we all had something in a hurry, so we could not risk and do it all in one take. We went and did multi-exposures (and thanks that we did well, or it would have been a disaster).
Here you have 6 shots for the first picture:
And here the first result to stack all the shots:
And the end result erasing content of some layers to avoid the ghosts and overlays lights:
Since we were there we also carry out the idea of Augusto:
This time simplest implementation for very impressive results:
Just stacking the two shots:
And the final result with a slight frame crop:
The president of the band wanted to take was around to see what’s that I was commenting to take pictures in the dark. These are all in one take and adjustment of levels only:
The tune today relays on Daniela Andrade, a girl I knew because it was part of the soundtrack of a chapter at Suits (a highly recommended TV-Show):
Come, now there are few of Menorca (LOL) this today, like the other day, is accompanied by a timelapse made with SONY HDR AS100VR. It is a natural stone bridge that the waiter recommended at the Chinese we ate in front of the apartment.
The truth is that we really did not know home.
The lighting of the bridge is of Augustus, and the front of me and the moon.
The video has some noise at the end (the little camera ISO is not so good, but it is not meant to night timelapse)
This week ended yesterday we broke all records in my website and facebook, so first of all … THANK YOU, and then … another photo from the trip to Menorca … until you tell me that you are already bored in the comments;-)
It’s Favàritx Lighthouse, located north of the city of Mahon. I do not think that is the last photo that I put the web from that day… I have a few and this is only the first I’ve encountered (and still was not completely dark)
As we arrived early and had time until nightfall, other than photos, we entertained doing a time lapse that I put below … do not miss my friend Augusto skating from the middle of the video, lol.
Now that the awards are public I can make public the photos submitted to the contest. From here take the opportunity to offer my congratulations to the winners (and specially to the only girl which I do not remember the name, but she has made the picture that caught my attention, with the permission of the other winners)
Since photography is an art (or so they say) is also linked to subjectivity, so everyone has his own opinion and preferences.
I’ll start with a photo you already know, since I posted one of the same series some time ago:
This is a photo of the Hermitage of San Bernat (which is the only with heptagonal plant in Europe, shit yourself little parrot!)
This is the train station of Carlet, which also has its charm within the FGV subway line 1:
And finally a strange perspective from the Convent i Vila de Carlet, where the church of the Assumption of Our Lady is:
I hope that instead of the awards that I didn’t won you leave a comment, no?
By the way, here also take the opportunity to offer my congratulations to the City of Carlet for the initiative and organizing the competition, because although I did not receive any prize all of us got a vest that I’m using a lot in the nights.
The tune of today’s is from PFC’s childrens singing a Bobby McFerrin song:
Not to relax, here I show you the star trail we did while dining in Cala Pregonda, a very cool beach that can only be reached by car if you have a lot of money. For the rest of us we had to walk about 25-30 minutes (with all the photographic equipment).
We were accompanied by Mayte’s cousin, Josep’s, who very kindly made us a guide but had to leave sooner than he wanted.
At the weirdos (if not geeks) you will have recognized this beach because it appears on an album by Mike Oldfield called Incantations.
At the bottom right of the picture there’s a distant light, it is the beacon of Cavalry. You will have picture if all goes well.
The musical accompaniment if you please It’s by Mike Oldfield with the song “Islands” who plays Bonnie Tyler.
Well, here is the second photo from Menorca (of many to come, I hope…)
This is the Nati Point lighthouse, you can see that if I do not say I’m in Menorca seems Mars or some distant planet. The truth is that as Adri told me, the landscape is very different from the southern part to the northern part of the island.
The Nati Point, which is the name of the lighthouse, was at the end of a road that we had to reverse back over 500m in the car, an adventure.
Hope you like it.
Incidentally, the last post I do not recommended any song (I don’t know if you don’t like what I recommend) but here is the music recommendation today. It’s a song I knew by the Unplugged from Eric Clapton, it seems that has been writen by Jimmy Cox and here is played by a girl whose youtube channel I’ve recently signed:
“Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out” (Live) – Sara Niemietz, Snuffy Walden & Marty Schwartz
If you want to comment on the photo, or whether I should or not make music recommendations… here are the comments below;-)
Uff how long, no? 6 months? Oh boy !!… had the desire, the photos … but things are happening, and this, like everything else, if you do not organize well, stays to the end that never comes.
I know I’ve said it before, but I’ll try to come more often here and leave you more photos. I know many who pass by here but don’t write any comments … if you let your comment it will encourage me to put more photos… lol
What you see here is a photo of the last photographic journey that I made, this time to Menorca, with friend Zuguzz (the frog don’t come). We went for 5 days and we really enjoyed it and did maaaaany photos. Now you will go see some.
Today I begin with the first session, the Artrutx lighthouse at the south of Ciutadella, near where we had the apartment. Hope you like it and you comment.
After a few days dating and canceling the appointment at the last minute after a broken clutch and an awkward exit to the “pinets” finally we have the startrails that we wanted from Aledua Tower. As the title says, it seemed like an airport, with all this light up and down. The truth is that it is a place very close and we did not visit very often (we’ll repeat, and Sergio will have also his startrails).
As for making, it’s a startrails with 180 shots, for 30” and with 1” between shots (in one stripe plane can be seen):
The later edition was with Lightroom, adjusting levels and temperature, and then tried stacking with Gimp, but change the layer to “lighten only” one by one was a bit tedious and by professional deformation I thought that someone would have already found with this problem, so I searched a bit and found this script (createStack.sh) that solved my problem, belongs to a post that you can see here on how to startrails with linux.
Some (the few who dare to comment on the blog), will have seen that now must login in order to comment. It was imperative, they were owning me with Spam, sorry.
As for the tune, and after a couple of scares we’ve had this week I want a song that always makes me go on, which for me is a celebration of life and we always have to play “kick and forth”