Mark B. Bauschke Photography
Photography, as we all know, is not real at all. It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private world. - Arnold Newman
This photo is one of 1300 images that I captured for a time-lapse sunset at the Inn at the Market.
My interest/obsession (keeping me from other photo projects) over the last few months has been experimenting with time-lapse photography. My technique is to use a remote intervalometer on my Nikon D90 to shoot thousands of photos in sequence. This has been one of the most challenging techniques that I have ever worked on. It is extremely frustrating when you spend 3 hours shooting a sunset and find out one single setting was wrong and you have nothing. I did get to enjoy a nice sunset at least. I am close to getting the results that I want and will post a video soon.
I had driven past this tree in West Seattle many times before arriving on a day where the light, clouds, and wind were just right (yes, I do carry my camera with me most of the time). A 20 second exposure was required because of my dark IR filter. This allowed me to capture some amazing movement blur in the clouds.
Cemetery Tree – 2007
F/5.0 – 20sec. – 200/ISO
Nikon D80 – Hoya R72 IR Filter
I use an infrared filter (Hoya R72) on my digital camera to transform ordinary places into unique winterscapes. With the infrared filter, green leaves and grass that reflect the infrared light spectrum appear as bright white. A long exposure is often required for the images creating an appearance of movement in the clouds and trees.