Framing Isles

By: Gustav Hoiland

Dec 25 2010

Category: fisheye

1 Comment

Focal Length:50mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Slowing the Shutter

Whilst a’ walkin the lake the other day I trudged thigh deep through drifts, greeted joggers, and was struck by some simple idea that, after some rudimentary testing, took over the rest of the outing. At top left we see a quick shutter speed, where all is sharp definite. Second up is a bit longer. Third up is longer still. By the time I got to the fourth panel here (in a continuous sequence, shot about every 6 steps), I think each exposure was about 15 seconds.

When viewed in rapid succession, a choppy high-speed video of a walk transforms into this woozy stumbling and finally into a dreamlike space where great snakes of light coil and shoot by, and everything turns a pulsing ultramarine, the color of being underwater at dusk.

I’ll hopefully have it stitched together and on YouTube/Vimeo soon. I’m pumped.

One comment on “Framing Isles”

  1. Many years ago, my then-bro-in-law took a VERY cool elongated shot of the Buckingham Fountain in Chicago’s Grant Park. (People don’t stay married anymore, do they?)

    This fountain features a colorful light show evenings every 1/2 hour or so.

    I love photos like these.

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