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Old Dec 24, 2010, 1:16 AM   #1
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Hello Biweekly Shoot Out friends

I'm so glad about this challenge, I love this type of photography!

Prepared my trusty Canon 350D with my Sigma 10-20mm set at 10mm. I then mounted this on my study Manfrotto tripod, and placed it in one part of my back yard, under a table with a waterproof cover. It was there for over a day - from the beginning of 1 evening to the end of the evening the following day.

Thankfully the day between was cloudy, so it made for some dramatically different skies, shadows and colours. I really just love seeing the changes that nature gives us in a space of time, e.g. a day.

For this post I've selected 3 photos, but you can full more (and higher quality images at the picasa link). I think it works well by viewing in full screen and setting slideshow with 2 or 3 seconds between each photo.
http://picasaweb.google.com/1974.pau...yardTimelapse#

#1 - Day 1 @ 20:26 - around sunset - I appreciate the silhouette of this south aspect part of my back yard. I also like the colour in the sky



#2 - Day 2 @ 08:26 - morning (exactly 12 hours later than previous photo) with the sun morning shining clearly



#3 - Day 2 @ 21:30 - 2nd evening, the trail of light is actually a plane passing over my property (quite rare, usually the flight path is farther south)

Warm regards & best wishes!

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How about a composite of all 3 shots?
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Old Dec 26, 2010, 7:49 PM   #3
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Nice one, thanks Bynx.

I was thinking of doing a HDR with 3 shots taken closer in time frame, but your composite of the 3 shots (spanning over 24 hours) is an interesting take.

Intriguing outcome, I would have thought the photo would be lighter, but it makes sense (2 of the 3 are quite dark!) It has an eerie feeling to it, imho, with the foreground grass slightly lit up.....

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It probably would have been lighter but I played with my layers so the foreground was light enough to see the grass. But I didnt want to get into the details of the clothes line and building roof. I left that as dark as needed to be. And its that eerie look that I wanted.
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