Photo Blog 80 – Samoa 5

21 07 2009

Todays images are from the island of Savai’i where we stayed for 3 nights. The fales were so close to the beach that high tide would wake us up during the night. And in the morning there were lots of little crabs that would be coming out to feed and then bury themselves in the sand making small holes everywhere. Dad seemed fascinated with them and every morning when I woke up he was out chasing them around the beach. They weren’t particularly hard to track down and one morning I had the camera when Dad got one.

Crabs (f4.0 1/25 105mm)

Crabs (f4.0 1/25 105mm)

On the last day before heading back to the ferry we stopped off at a waterfall and went swimming. The fresh water was refreshing and the change of scenery was nice. Tim and Dad bravd the cliff jump and I tried to get a few sequence shots. The best I managed was a 5 shot sequence of Tim where each shot was 1/50th of a second. That still isn’t nearly fast enough to capture the action as still shots but when compisited together it works quite well. I was trying to go for the sort of thing that they use in ski and snowboard magazines to illustrate a jump (An example)

Tim at the waterfall (5 shots f4.0 1/50 40mm)

Tim at the waterfall (5 shots f4.0 1/50 40mm)

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21 07 2009
danielwichmann

Cool, i was only reading an article about those action sequences the other day. Would be cool to try when we do head to the mountain ;-) Of course our sequences will end up with someone lying on the ground in pain :P

21 07 2009
nshgraph

Haha! Of course ;-)

Where was the article btw? I just did it based on common-sense / my limited knowledge of photoshop. I was thinking about writing the process up though as an experiment in doing that sort of thing… would be nice to know the way other people do it though…

21 07 2009
nshgraph

PS: loved your wintergardens HDR shot: http://danielwichmann.wordpress.com/2009/07/20/wintergardens/

21 07 2009
danielwichmann

Cheers!

Can’t remember where i saw it. It wasn’t a great article. Saw it on someone’s blog i think…

They were slicing it up to create the final image as opposed to using layer masks or something. Did you do yours with horizonal slices?

21 07 2009
nshgraph

Layer alignment then layer masks. With a special case for the splash. I think I will write it up…

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