Black and white

December 08, 2012

Many months ago, a friend put up a cinemagraph she made on her photography blog. Since then, I've wanted to try making one. And after many months, I finally did (sort of). Hey, better late than never, I say.

So, a cinemagraph is an image that has one or more moving elements. Originally I wanted to try it on a windy day, so that my hair would move while the rest of me was static. But today was not one of those days, so I moved on to plan B, which was the blinking effect. It was difficult to isolate the eyes, because the skin around it moves when one blinks. After a lot of trial and error, I like the result. This isn't the end of experimenting with cinemagraphs though. I definitely predict some more.

The black and white effect on the image is apt since I finally saw 'The Artist' today (it only took 11 months for this to happen). It's so refreshing to see a movie unlike any other at this time. The actors did an amazing job, and my favorite was Uggie (the dog!). If I was a famous movie star, I'd definitely want a dog as a sidekick.

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4 comments

  1. There is an app called cinemagram and it works like instagram except for it makes "cines" its super easy and I really like it!

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  2. Hi Ty! Unfortunately my phone doesn't support apps. But I enjoyed the traditional photoshop technique. :)

    P.S I love your blog!!

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  3. WOW! I think I missed the blink the first few times I've been on here, this is so cool! So subtle.

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  4. Thanks! A few people thought it was a little creepy, but I sort of like that it is. I'm definitely going to try some more!

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