Daily Image - Sep 2011 Archive - sonofjohan
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19 Sep 11.  This is another image from the first trip to Mt Rainier taken around 1900 shortly before the sun was to settle behind the hills for the evening. I was somewhat interested in the old log that was projecting out from a bit of land and looking, at least to my eye, as though it were projecting out of the landscape towards me. My initial thoughts were not of viewing it as a 3-D object, but rather as an interesting piece of contrasting material, but after getting the image out of the camera and looking at it critically on screen, I began to see it as a pseudo 3-D object, and as such tried to adjust the overall lighting (contrast) such as to make it "appear" to be coming right out at you from the screen. Depending on both your screen's resolution and your own perspective, you may, or may not, see what I'm describing. The entire illusion, to the degree that there is such, is the result of the light hitting the log plus the change in color from bright to dark at the proximal end. This was truly a lucky encounter as I was primarily working the lakes for reflections when I just happened to notice the light striking the log and decided to see what I could do with it. ISO 320; 1/200 sec @ f / 8.

19 Sep 11. This is another image from the first trip to Mt Rainier taken around 1900 shortly before the sun was to settle behind the hills for the evening. I was somewhat interested in the old log that was projecting out from a bit of land and looking, at least to my eye, as though it were projecting out of the landscape towards me. My initial thoughts were not of viewing it as a 3-D object, but rather as an interesting piece of contrasting material, but after getting the image out of the camera and looking at it critically on screen, I began to see it as a pseudo 3-D object, and as such tried to adjust the overall lighting (contrast) such as to make it "appear" to be coming right out at you from the screen. Depending on both your screen's resolution and your own perspective, you may, or may not, see what I'm describing. The entire illusion, to the degree that there is such, is the result of the light hitting the log plus the change in color from bright to dark at the proximal end. This was truly a lucky encounter as I was primarily working the lakes for reflections when I just happened to notice the light striking the log and decided to see what I could do with it. ISO 320; 1/200 sec @ f / 8.

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