Mural Arts Light Drift (II)

Posted: October 19, 2010 in Photography
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Here’s two more for you. These are off the camera so the quality shuold be somewhat better than the first two shots I posted the other day. You can also view the rest here.

Mural Arts’ Light Drift

Posted: October 18, 2010 in Photography
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Behold: Lighted, floating, interactive orbs!

From the Mural Arts Program Light Drift webpage:

Light Drift was a temporary interactive lighting installation along the edge of the Schuylkill River that drew thousands of viewers into a playful engagement with the artwork, the river’s edge, and each other. The project created a field of lighting elements arrayed along the waterfront, with elements on land and in the water.

The lighting elements are shaped like orbs or buoys and are equipped with electronics that allow them to respond to a viewer and to communicate with each other. The orbs on land use sensors to detect the presence of a person and relay a radio signal to the corresponding orbs in the water, allowing visitors to transform the lighting behavior and color of the orbs in the river. As viewers engage and occupy the orbs along the park, the grid of lights in the water becomes an index of the activities on land. Multiple viewers can create intersections of linear patterns, encouraging viewers to “play” with each other. These orbs bring the community together by providing gathering spaces for watching the river turn into a flickering constellation, creating new connections on the river’s edge.

Please visit the above link for more info and background on this now completed and check back here for more pictures from my camera.

(If they came out ok! :p )

Original Camera Settings: 1/50 sec, f/16, 55mm, ISO 100

Original Camera Settings: 1/40 sec, f/6.3, 18mm, ISO 400

Heron

Posted: October 5, 2010 in Black & White, Living Things, Photography, South Jersey
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Original Camera Settings: 1/400 sec, f/10, 200mm, ISO 400

Snapper

Posted: September 26, 2010 in Living Things, Photography
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I’m going to continue with the ground based animal theme. I was returning to my parents house with my mother when we came upon this beauty just crawling onto the asphalt from the local woods. Typically, I tend to see Box Turtles more often than not so I was a bit surprised to see this. My mother, on the other hand, has told me numerous times over the years of seeing these big boys (or girls) crawling over their driveway or across their street.

Original Camera Settings: 1/60 sec, f/5.6, 18mm eqv, ISO 400

Quite a beast!

Ribbit

Posted: September 24, 2010 in Living Things, Photography
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Original Camera Settings: 1/200 sec, f/8, 200mm eqv, ISO 400