Three day weekends are the best, but a seven day weekend would be even better! I went skiing for the first time and feel quite accomplished. Who knew I would be an olympic-worthy snow plower in only three hours? Wonders never cease.
Too bad I have three tests to look forward to this week. It seems like lately my life's motto has been, 'a little play, alot of work.'
Have you ever heard of cinemagraph? It is a project that I have been watching and loving for some time now. It is a combination of video and pictures designed by a graphic designer and a photographer. They define it much better than I could; "A 'cinemagraph' is an image that contains within itself a living moment that allows a glimpse of time fo be experienced and preserved endlessly."
You can tell that these miniature moments are carefully thought through and designed. I tried my hand at this technique during our adventure in small town, America.
The key is to take a few pictures of one moment at the same angle and distance. Then the editing skills come in handy as you choose which small piece to focus on. If you'll notice, only one part of the photo changes - making these changes look fluid is the tricky part. There is a great tutorial on making a moveable image on this site.
I am in love with this technique and I promise that you will see more in the future!