Looking for people posting Camera Obscurae photos. This is one of few.

Looking for people posting Camera Obscurae photos. This is one of few.

“The beauty of things must be that they end.”
Jack Kerouac, Tristessa  (via honeyforthehomeless)

6:45 am… sunrise… snow… I grabbed my camera and pointed the car towards my favorite state park. I’m starting to think that I shoot here a little too often, it just seems like too good of an opportunity to pass up. I really need to start exploring some new ideas, but this was only my second time shooting in the snow. I tried last week, but the slushy mess that mother nature decided to regurgitate that day was not conducive to delightful photos. I think this shoot turned out pretty well, though my camera was not pleased with the extremely cold weather. 

Camera Obscura (take 2)

Camera Obscura (take 2)

This is a project I have wanted to work on for a while now. It is my first attempt at replicating some work done by Abelardo Morell (http://www.abelardomorell.net/photography/recent_01/recent_01.html) It seems to be fairly successful. The idea comes from “camera obscura,” a very old method of photography. This is an image of our closet door, overlaid by a “projection” of the building outside our window. There is no photoshop work here, aside from touch-ups and noise reduction. The exposure was about 45” and the ISO was pretty high so it was a very noisy image. Hopefully my future work with this concept with turn out better. 

I’ve rotated the second photo in this set so it’s easier to understand the image. 

The third photo shows a tree and parking lot, also upside down. I’m exploring different locations to try this and hopefully I can procure the tools I need to reverse the image and sharpen it.