Shadowness - muntoo http://shadowness.com IAmA nerd who shoots. en Towards Light http://shadowness.com/muntoo/towards-light-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/muntoo/towards-light-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/309565/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />The mist/fog was causing sunlight bouncing off the windows of this building to diffuse, giving this effect. If the observer stands at a particular angle, he will observe the beams of light hitting the ground in concentrated "window-sized" spotlights. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 18:47:06 -0500 Luminant Night http://shadowness.com/muntoo/luminant-night <a href="http://shadowness.com/muntoo/luminant-night"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/309564/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Somewhat old shot(s) with ten 15-second exposures stacked in Photoshop, with the more "glowing" exposures given more weight and with different layering effects used. IIRC, I might have thrown in a cross process. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 18:42:14 -0500 Mystical Spirit http://shadowness.com/muntoo/mystical-spirit-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/muntoo/mystical-spirit-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/309549/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Buntzen Lake, BC A chilly winter day as a kayaker kayaks by on his kayak, kayaking quite slowly but steadily. It also began to rain slowly, and I wasn't feeling too well. My legs ached from crouching down, head ached from the cold as in cold virus, and fingers ached from the cold as in freezing cold. The light rain... caused my lens to get wet. To make it worse, I left my ND filter out while fiddling with the composition. It got wet, naturally. I tried drying it, but dripped mucus onto it. Double ugh. Finally, I was able to get it decently dry, but the long exposures still sucked. Even the B&W high-key look I was going for. So I stuck with this one I took without the ND filter and slightly blurred the water in Photoshop. Still, it was a beautiful, serene, mystical atmosphere that I was happy to be part of. (Until I started shivering more than I was dripping mucus.) Mon, 11 Feb 2013 17:18:50 -0500 Smooth Flow http://shadowness.com/muntoo/smooth-flow-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/muntoo/smooth-flow-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/309544/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Crystal Falls, BC Just showing off some curves. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:45:40 -0500 For An Instant http://shadowness.com/muntoo/for-an-instant <a href="http://shadowness.com/muntoo/for-an-instant"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/309537/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />A lightning storm began outside my window. I quickly grabbed my camera, threw on my ND filter, and suddenly, BAM! The lightning bolt hit just over a kilometer away, on one of the poles in the stadium by the lake. So close! And so powerful! Unfortunately, the bolts that followed this one were too far away to capture, though I waited for an hour. Did I mention the electricity went out? Cause I don't wait for an hour just for nothing. ...OK, so maybe I do. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 15:50:44 -0500 Dreamy Asylum http://shadowness.com/muntoo/dreamy-asylum <a href="http://shadowness.com/muntoo/dreamy-asylum"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/296820/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Effectively my first digital painting! (If you don't count all that ..."art"... I did as a kid.) To be honest, I have no clue what I am doing. I am not sure how to make this look more realistic, either. I was inspired by ~<a href="http://narandel.deviantart.com/">Narandel</a>'s digital landscapes, so I tried creating my own... I must say I'm proud of this piece even though I realize that it is not particularly special. <i>Any tips, techniques, and critiques would be dearly welcome!</i> <b>Equipment</b> Mouse Keyboard Photoshop CS6 Thu, 03 Jan 2013 16:53:43 -0500 Together Till the End http://shadowness.com/muntoo/together-till-the-end <a href="http://shadowness.com/muntoo/together-till-the-end"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/279182/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XZkLmomNgA There were actually two people sitting on the bench on the right. (See http://www.reddit.com/r/photocritique/comments/100j4c/which_of_these_mostly_unprocessed_compositions_is/ for a few nice critiques and a sample of what I was talking about.) Very minimal processing; simple B&W conversion, tinge of contrast, and a bit of unnecessary sharpening/noise reduction. (Unnecessary as this was 1/160, ISO100, but I must meddle with an image or I feel like I am being lazy.) Mon, 12 Nov 2012 05:29:37 -0500 Dead Growth http://shadowness.com/muntoo/dead-growth <a href="http://shadowness.com/muntoo/dead-growth"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/279176/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Unfortunately, the conditions (nighttime, handheld semi-long exposure, manual focus, time constraint) didn't allow me to take the shot nearly as well as I would have liked, so I have had to compensate by processing this... a bit more than I would like. Even one of my compositional lines is slightly off... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 05:14:54 -0500 Life and Death II http://shadowness.com/muntoo/life-and-death-ii <a href="http://shadowness.com/muntoo/life-and-death-ii"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/269653/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 00:19:03 -0400 Last of the Light http://shadowness.com/muntoo/last-of-the-light <a href="http://shadowness.com/muntoo/last-of-the-light"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/269652/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Pitt Wildlife Loop Trail by Pitt Lake near Port Moody, BC. This was taken on that structure in the distance from this photo: http://shadowness.com/muntoo/all-roads-lead-nowhere . It's not actually Pitt Lake (I think?) but the marsh on the opposite side. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 00:19:00 -0400