The Hidden World

June 24, 2014  •  3 Comments

 

The Hidden WorldThis is the latest installment to the wonderland series. This infrared time-lapse is actually a prequel to “The Day Wonderland Stood Still”. I started this project a few months before I started “The Day Wonderland Stood Still”, but wasn’t able to complete it until this year due to some of the locations being a bit harder to get to, the changing of the seasons and just being plain busy.
In this time-lapse video I wanted to introduce the hidden world of infrared photography and take you through a journey of my interpretation of “Wonderland”. The making of this video involved the use of various motion controlled devices and hyperlapse photography (which was incredibly challenging to shoot in the woods). Footage was captured in Fairmount Park, Wissahickon Valley Park and Belleplain State Forest, all near or in the Philadelphia area.
For this Infrared video, I used a “Red filter” or sometimes referred to as the “Goldie filter” instead of a yellow filter I used in the last project. Like in the previous infrared time-lapse I used a “Full Spectrum Camera” to make this video.
Hope you enjoy and thanks for viewing!
If you are interested in seeing more of my infrared photos check out the link below:
bruce-wayne-photography.com/p319701911
Music: "Evey Reborn" written and composed by “Dario Marianelli”.
itunes.apple.com/us/album/v-for-vendetta-music-from/id714703354
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A special thanks to Jared Polin for letting me use and test out the CineMoco Dolly.

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A crazy winter and a Ph.D later, I was finally able to complete my new time-lapse infrared video.  Last year and part of this year was pretty crazy, definitely not a period of my life I would like to relive, ever.  But at any rate it’s all over now.

I did not want to focus on the city when making this time-lapse video, but instead I wanted to focus on the surrounding nature that exists within the city or within an hour driving distance.  However if you were to ever visit some of these places such as Wissahickon Valley Park, you wouldn’t know that you were still in Philadelphia.

Like my last infrared time-lapse video, “The Day Wonderland Stood Still”, I used my trusty “Full Spectrum Camera”, which is capable of capturing visible and near infrared light.  For this time-lapse though I used a red filter instead of a yellow filter.  The red filter captures light from ~590nm and above.  In contrast, the yellow filter captures light from ~450nm, which gives one a little bit more light from the visible spectrum, which can produce a different look.  I used the red filter because I wanted to produce a more dream-like atmosphere, as opposed to the one in “The Day Wonderland Stood Still”.

“The Hidden World”, was quite a challenge to make.  For this video I wanted to use a technique I had never tried before, Hyper-lapse Time-Lapse Photography.  If done correctly, it can produce some pretty neat footage.  In this video I wanted to use the effect to produce the feeling of flying or zooming through the forest.  Usually it’s done on a flat surface, making it easier to create the time-lapse, but as you all are probably thinking, there aren’t main flat surfaces in the woods.  Even the flat places were uneven or rough.  Needless to say, those scenes were incredibly painstakingly difficult to capture.  I won’t get into the post-processing that you’ll need to work with after you shoot the shots, but if you decide to try this technique be prepared for a long and tedious shooting session.

Anyhow, hope you enjoy the video and more blog post about infrared photography and this video to come.


Comments

Tiffany O'Neill(non-registered)
Absolutely gorgeous!!! I am in the beginning stages of playing around with landscape photography and your work is an inspiration.
Bruce Wayne Photography
Thanks Cheryl Ann! The music is from the V for Vendetta Soundtrack, Evey Reborn. Written and composed by “Dario Marianelli”.
Cheryl Ann(non-registered)
I was really moved by the music, as well as your photography (of course...)...would you mind telling me what it is? I come from a family of musicians and I have not heard that music before. Many, many thanks on creating a truly beautiful work of art!

Cheryl Ann
So. California (My husband was born in Meadville, PA...western PA near Lake Erie.)
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