Random Pic of the Day

by Peter Zack



January 2008 Sullivans Pond, Dartmouth Nova Scotia. Peter Zack

Multi-exposure image in camera. The fountain contains 5 different solid light colours and this technique combined them all better than a long time exposure.


8 Responses to “Random Pic of the Day”

  1. Very effective ! The colours came out great ! And I love the minimal look of the whole frame too !
    Well done Mis !

  2. Oh yes, it is ! oops 😀
    It is so hot here at the moment where I am, the heat is effecting my brain I think.

    To Peter… Good Work !

  3. Heh, and here I am saying that “there’s not much to photograph in the city” in Halifax =) Maybe I’ve just been using too much telephoto 😉

  4. That is truly spectacular!

    How did he combine multiple exposures in-camera? Film?

  5. By long exposure, bulb setting I believe.
    Don’t need film to do multiple exposures. If camera has bulb setting you can even play around by exposing one frame, cover the lense and then expose another and so forth. This can be done on film cameras too if the camera doesn’t allow for double exposing.

  6. Peter, this image is simply stunning. When I first saw this posted in pentaxforums, I never put my eyes off this excellent image!

    The overlay mode is tough when you try to do 6 or 7 images together. So well done!

    Random photo of the day? I do not believe this is a work of random nature!

  7. Thanks for the comments everyone,
    Just a technical post to explain. With the camera I used here it offers a feature that allows the single frame to be exposed multiple times (up to nine times for a single exposure). First you put the camera in that mode and select the shooting setting. For this I used bulb and each frame was about 5 seconds with 5 frames selected. When you have taken the 5 frame sequence, the camera stores each frame in the buffer. It looks at all 5 and does an exposure balance of them when they are combined. So you get a shot that is not blown out or over exposed.

    It can be done on film with the lens cap or on a manual camera. Push the film button in and wind the film, advancing the shutter but not the film.

    Tougher to evaluate the exposures this way but it works.

    That night, I took about 40 shots and did a series of individual frames. With the idea of layering them in Photoshop. But the camera did a better job than the software. A more detailed explaination of this will come as an article in future.

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