Yep, I made a video! There’s a first time for everything… The first three quarters took Me about 2 hours to patch together, from clips made after each time I shot a sequence. The song took a couple days of semi-inspired attention. The last segment of the video however, took 3 weeks to edit. Mostly because I used StarStax to make 5 versions of the sequences. Then, I had to pluck the right spots from those in small chunks, reverse the numbering order on half of them, make videos of each of those sections, then finally patch them all together and time them to the music. The result? Dancing stars! Watch through the end and see what I am on about..
As with all the vids on this blog, it is hosted for free by Vimeo. So it is of low image quality, watching it on their site does look slightly better than watching it here… So sad, because it looks awesome in 4K! Vimeo also neglected to keep the music synced with the video! :( No wonder I refuse to pay them a penny!
December 29, 2014 | Categories: Photography, Time Lapse | Tags: andor, andorius, awesome, beautiful, buildings, capitol, check it out, cities, city, clip, clips, cloud, clouds, commute, construction, country, countryside, crane, cranes, dark, downtown, eclipse, edit, edited, evening, film, forest, freeway, good, grass, highway, horizon, hosted, lake, lapse, lapsing, luna, minneapolis, minnesota, mn, moon, motion, nature, night, original, park, parking lot, pit lane, pond, race track, road, roof top, rooftop, saint paul, scenic, segment, sequence, sequences, skies, sky, skyline, star, star trails, stars, startrails, state park, state parks, street, sun, superior, the heavens, time, time lapse, timelapse, town, traffic, tree, trees, twin cities, urban, vid, video, videos, vids, wilderness | Leave a comment
July 5, 2014 | Categories: Photography | Tags: 2014, 4th, 4thofjuly, american, andor, andor 2000, andor2000, bang, blowing up, blur, boom, building, burst, canon, capitol, celebration, color, colors, crop, cropped, display, explodes, exploding, explosion, explosions, fire works, fireworks, flash, flashing, foreground, fourth, friends, frogtown, holiday, holidays, hps, i94, july, launch, launching, light trail, light trails, lights, long exposure, merica, middle america, midway, minn, minnesota, mn, mortar, parking lot, people, photo, photograph, photographs, photography, photos, pic, pics, picture, pictures, ramsey county, rondo, saint paul, scenery, shots, sigma 30mm, st paul, st.p, stp, street, t4i, tamron 17-50mm, view, xsi, zoom | Leave a comment
June 29, 2014 | Categories: Automotive Photography | Tags: 385, 4s, 60's, 70s, 80s, 90s, 911, 912, 918, 928, 944, 958, 986, 986s, air cooled, boxer, boxter, bright, built, bumper, car, carbon fiber, carrera, cars, cars for courage, cayenne, cayman, central park, chrome, classic, clean, club, contemporary, convertible, cs, curves, detail, door, exhaust, extravaganza, fan, fanatic, fanatics, fans, front, gathering, german, glare, grill, group, groups, gt3, gt3rs, hard top, hardtop, hood, janky, lights, maintained, meet, meeting, middle america, midwest, minnesota, mn, modern, na, nice, nord stern, old, park, parked, parking lot, pipes, place, porche, porsche, proper, race, racecar, racer, racing, rear, resto, restored, roseville, row, rows, rs, s, saint paul, see, shindig, shirt tucked in, SHOW, style, sunny, trim, tuck your t-shirt into your cargo shorts, turbo, twin cities, twincities, view, vintage, well kept, wheel, wheels | Leave a comment
June 21, 2014 | Categories: Automotive Photography | Tags: 20's, 2014, 30's, 40's, 50s, 60's, a lot, america, american, archer, area, auburn, auto, automobiles, autos, back to the, backtothe50s, backtothefifties, base model, beautiful, bel air, best, big, biggest, biscaine, bling, blue sky, body, boss 302, bright, btt50s, buick, cadillac, car, car show, cars, carshow, chevrolet, chevy, chrome, classic, clean, clear sky, close, closeup, collector, color, continental, convertible, corvette, crowd, crowded, curves, custom, customized, day, decal, decals, deco, decorative, destination, detail, details, display, door, doors, eight, end, event, exhaust, fab, fabrication, fair, fair grounds, fender, fenders, fifties, fixture, flake, flashy, ford, from, front, galleries, gallery, garfield, gathering, glitter, gorgeous, great, grill, grills, grumpy, gryphon, hard top, hood, hot, hot rod, housing, huge, hydraulics, impala, jag, jaguar, light, lights, limo, lincoln, lines, lot, lots, low rider, lowrider, luxury, maintained, massive, mercury, metal, midway, midwest, mini, minn, minnesota, mn, mustang, of, old, older, oldies, olds, oldsmobile, opel, open, openned, ornament, packard, paint, painted, panel, panels, parked, parking lot, part, pearl, people, pic, pics, picture, pictures, pipes, pix, profile, rat rod, rear, rebuilt, restored, retro, rod, rolls, rolls royce, round, rows, saint paul, section, shiny, shot, shots, SHOW, show off, side, sky, spare, sparkle, sparkling, special, spokes, st paul, sticker, style, summer, sunny, super, super charged, super charger, super eight, supercharged, supercharger, swan, taste, thousands, tire, ton, top, towncar, truck, trucks, trunk, turbo, twin cities, variety, vehicle, vehicles, vette, victoria, view, vintage, wheel, wheel well, wheels, window, windows, woody | Leave a comment
Another fine day in Chicago. AutoMass is a car show and drift event with a side of food trucks. It makes for quite an enjoyable gathering, which is no suprise considering ClubFR and Touge Factory are the organizers. I’ve been to many of the ClubFR drift events and have always had a great time. So, a perfect opportunity to test out My new Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 OS. It’s so nice to be able to get a reasonably close in shot of something that is more than 25 feet away. The spotty cloud cover was hard to work with, but here is a taste of what I got.
I didn’t actually eat a lot from the food trucks. I started the day at the Baby Cakes truck to take the edge off My hunger. I then had three varieties of delicous cupcakes from the friendly guy at the Chicago Cupcake truck. The strawberry shortcake cupcake was quite something, a crumbly bottom supporting a heavy cake, stuffed with what was almost like candied strawberries, but it wasn’t too sweet and topped with a nice creamy strawberry frosting. I’m usually a fan of light fluffy cupcakes, but the layers of texture and flavor offered in this one were just lovely.
There were also some tricksters, burning rubber and maneuvering about on their motorcycles. I was mostly impressed by the guy with a prosthetic leg, He wasn’t the weakest of the handful of riders there either. There was a couple doing some pretty rad stunts too, some of which were done at high speeds.
August 2, 2013 | Categories: Automotive Photography, Random Thoughts | Tags: 13', 2.5rs, 2013, 240sx, 260z, 350z, annual, auto mass, automass, bike, burning rubber, burnout, car, cars, chicago, clubfr, congregation, crew, crowd, cupcake, dirty love, drift, drifting, driving, duo, endo, engine, event, fast, ferrari, food, fun, grip gambler, honda, illinois, is300, jdm, jdmc, july, junkhouse, lamborghini, lexus, mazda, miata, midwest, moto, motorcycle, mx-5, nissan, nsx, pair, pancake, parking lot, risky devil, riskydevil, rnd. 3, rocket bunny, rotary, rx-7, rx-8, rx7, rx8, s13, s14, s2000, scene, SHOW, sideways, silvia, slide, sliding, smoke, supercar, tandem, team, team breaking, teambreaking, tire, tmfopposition, touge factory, toyota, toyota park, trick, truck, weekend, wheels, wheely | Leave a comment