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3d parallax photography tutorial

3d Parallax Photography Tutorial

Some 2 weeks ago I started working on a little project. The idea was to take standard photos that I liked a lot and present them in a dynamic manner that simulates a camera. Now some day I want do do real camera work and timelapse but untile then this was the best I could do. I am not the inventor of parallax or the first one to use it, eve I have been ocassionaly using it since 10 years ago when I had to do a salami TV commercial using just a photo (the company had no budget for a video so they taught they could pay me a couple of bucks for something similar). Usually photographers do this in Adobe After Effects or similar and very few work with 3d software. I do that too ocassionally like this photo compilation of the protests in Bucharest:Read More

Priveste…

Doar priveste. Fara sa judeci, fara sa crezi, fara sa te gandesti, fara sa te intrebi, fara sa filtrezi, fara sa cauti sens. Si sunt aici. Totul este aici, in nimic, de o frumusete de nedescris.

Dar te-ai intrebat. Ai judecat, ai filtrat, te-ai gandit si ai interpretat.

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The view from up there

Vederi de pe ghetarul Eyjafjallajökull din perioada eruptiei vulcanului. Unul din regretele mele a fost ca nu am fost suficient de pregatit sa pot urca pana la el, in timp ce persoanele care au plecat la drum odata cu mine probabil au reusit.

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A world of ash

Aceste 3 fotografii (dintre care una doar reprocesata) sunt de acum mai bine de 2 ani, din Islanda. Va amintiti norul acela de cenusa vulcanica ce a blocat intregul trafic aerian din Europa ? El e. Iar intregul peisaj ce se forma in urma lui era parca o serie de imagini din “the Road”. Goale, gri, lipsite de viata si de vizibilitate, lipsite de oxigen si lumina directa a soarelui. Ca un nor mare de ceata format din miliarde de granule de nisip fin, uscat, intepator la gust. Fiecare fotografie facuta in afara masinii a fost facuta in 5-10 secunde, rapid, fara respiratie si chiar si asa ajunsesem gri cu totul si cu narile si ochii plini de cenusa. 1 an dupa asta si obiectivele de la aparat inca nu au scapat de huruiala datorata prafului din ele.

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The great glacier

Vatnajökull este, dupa cum spuneam, cel mai mare ghetar din Islanda. Cuvintele sunt de prisos in a descrie cat de mare este, sau mai degraba cat de maiestuos se simte odata ce ai ajuns acolo. Un munte de zapada ce pare sa curga pretutindeni  de mii de ani, fara inceput si fara sfarsit, in suvoaie ce se despica si se unesc ca niste vene uriase din care toata apa pamantului ia nastere. Imposibil de inconjurat cu masina, singura metoda este sa il abordezi dinspre exterior spre interior prin cele cateva zone care iti permit. Prin sud-est, de-a lungul soselei 1 se gasesc singurele fasii ce pot fi accesate relativ usor, in zona lacului glaciar Jokulsarlon, dealtfel zona destul de batuta de turisti. Pentru cei ce vor avea curiozitatea sa viziteze Islanda recomand o plimbare singuratica pe o portiune de ghetar (lucru pe care eu nu am resuit sa il fac decat pret de vreo 100m, si alea extrem de riscante datorita lipsei echipamentului necesar). Dar cine stie ce rezerva viitorul, si poate voi ajunge sa il escaladez. Daca nu in viata asta in alta sigur.  Si daca nu acest specific ghetar atunci unul ca el. Si daca nu un ghetar atunci ceva cu aceeasi simbolistica, intr-o alta lume, intr-o alta forma. Asa, am trecut si de momentul in care am deviat usor in directii obscure. Sau nu…

In imagini se pot vedea nesfarsitele fasii de gheata cu noroi ce formeaza suprafata ghetarului. Sub aceasta suprafata gheata insa e transparenta ca sticla. Mai jos se pot vedea si 2 oameni intr-o expeditie pe ghetar, mai exact sapand scari in gheata si pregatind un traseu.

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Foggy sunday afternoon

Dupa cum povesteam, in ziua a 3-a un nor de joasa altitudine a cuprins intrega zona din sud intr-un val de ceata. La intoarcere am oprit din nou pe malul lagunei Jokulsarlon si  dupa cum credeam, fata de noaptea precedenta ,acum se umpluse totul de turisti. Iar combinatia de lumina, gheata, ceata si oameni au creata un spectacol vizual rar, suprarealist si mai ales absolut fotografic.

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Of fire and ice

Cu atata usurinta ne separam noi oamenii de natura si intotdeauna privim restul ca “pamantul”. Ca un intreg inseparabil,  ceva inocent ce trebuie pastrat intact. Ne privim adesea ca asupritori care consuma tot si restul naturii traind in pace. Uitam ca in restul planetei si probabil  la un nivel de neperceput pentru noi, mai sus, e doar o lupta salbatica pentru supravietuire. Nu exista inocenta, nu exista bine si rau, exista o goana si o lupta continua ce nu se va termina niciodata, un razboi perpetuu. Specii intregi de animale dispar doar ca sa faca loc altora si o rasa de capre atinge un continent nou din intamplare si neavand inamici naturali acolo distruge si mananca tot, lasand in urma un desert arid.
Niciodata nu privim subsistemele, privim ca un ansamblu.Read More

Iceland 3

Tony Soprano spunea intr-un episod ceva in genul : “Nu exista o solutie geografica pentru o problema emotionala”

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Ashes to ashes

So the second day at the volcano (oh yeah, I have the habit of being non-coherent regarding date and posts order) I woke up in the car to a beautiful sunrise directly in the volcano cloud. The ground was shaking and I could hear the rumble of the mountain in the distance. The view was nothing short of amazing. Since the previous day I did get behind the mountain offroad and there was no lava or even steam coming from the crater I taught I’l follow the trail of ash that was heading south-east, towards the little town of Vik, 70km away. Vik is a beautiful town in the far south of the island that I have some photos from last time I was there (the ones with a black beach and big waves). Also a very nice place to try to spot the cute puffins that are so hard to find. And that was the plan to do when I get there, however things were a little differend from last time.Read More

Wallpapers

Besides the new layout and functionality, upon requests I added a wallpapers category that you can access from the top menu. You can download them for the most common screen resolutions and use them for non commercial purposes, without removing the watermark. Here are the first 3, from Iceland:Read More

Around Eyjafjallajökull

My flight got canceled yesterday.  Maybe with all this talk about closing the airspace because of the volcanic ash cloud I should not have booked a flight that same day. So anyway, the name of the volcano kept ringing a bell. Then I realized that I have been there less than a year ago.Read More

Skogar waterfall

Yet again Iceland, I’m starting to get lost myself among the huge pile of photos that collected through time and most of them from the past have not even been published, but I’m doing my best 🙂

Also I fixed the characters settings on the blog so romanian and also chinese characters appear correctly now. Because it seems that THIS post started a real fuzz and some people are just not used to see nudity, find it offensive. I think it’s just funny to see people denying their own nature and brainwashed by modern false moral and unnatural uprising. And I find the guy from Barcelona rather funny, and when I’l see him again I will make sure I make a longer and more in depth series of photos.

Oh well, at least it made my blog well known 😀

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View

Sorry for the downtime, I just changed my hosting, the traffic went crazy these days ( you Belgium people, you.. 🙂 ), and my old hosting had limited bandwidth. This one is a bit slower because it’s in the states but at least it will work.

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