Recently I’ve been thinking to make a photographic Triptych. I wanted to show the stages of a balloon being inflated and then popped. In order to capture the pop and expression of the person while popping the ballon I will have to pop lots of balloons. So I got the idea of using a sound trigger . Arduino would be the initial thought but I said it can be done easier. There are so many light switches that respond to claps. After some researche on the web I found an electronic kit tha does something similar to what wnat. It’s an audio device used as music visualiser , with 5 LEDs that flash brighter with higher volume. That’s an excelent start , cause instead of the LEDs I can use a relay. But to make sure it’s electronically isolated from the camera trigger circuit I used a octocoupler or optoisolator.
The modern origins of Valentine’s Day come from England. The first real association of Valentine’s Day with romantic love, or “love birds,” comes from Geoffrey Chaucer’s poem Parlement of Foules. Dating from 1382, it states: “For this was on St. Valentine’s Day, when every bird cometh there to choose his mate.” William Shakespeare’s Hamlet (1600–1601) refers to both Saint Valentine’s Day and the phrase “to be your Valentine,” showing that Valentine’s Day was established in British culture by that time.
Last evening I went on a short walk on Foscote Road to the reservoir in the hope I would get some nice birds in flight with the Nikon Z6ii and the mighty 70-200 f2.8. I like using it for landscape also ( see picture above from almost sunset ) . The only shot I got was one wild duck flying over a swan … but then I wanted to check the close-up shots with the lens and I have to admit it’s amazing to get as close and still be able to focus. I helped the focus by manually focusing to closes point and let the AF do the job from there. It was able to capture these small blue dragonflies – images are cropped and size reduced for website though.
I said gurushots challenges would be a good motivation to keep shooting things in these pandemic times and got some results
This is my profile : https://gurushots.com/britl_photography/photos
Currently I reached the “Challenger” level
Yesterday I went on a short walk to test the new 70-200 Nikon S lens. I knew there are some Moorhen chicks on the canal ( Gallinula chloropus ). I did encounter this little poser and took some quick shots. Enjoy
This coaster was designed as a farewell gift for a person who really enjoys reading books. “LK” are the initials of his name and I tried to make something special for him. It’s made from solid oak , machined on my garage shelf CNC and inlay with tinted epoxy resin .
This idea strated when my friends bought their first house and I wanted to make them a nice personal gift. There was a long wait to receive the keys and my initial thought was to make them a big key because they both like hiking and camping , I decided to go with a mountain peak instead.