Just Mucking Around

September 10, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

I have to do a talk on Digital SLR basics at the camera club. I have been asked if I can demonstrate in real time the effects of the camera settings and, with just a couple of weeks to go I had an epiphany on how I could demonstrate some things. So I have been lavish on props and spent a whole four pounds on an alarm clock and carried out some testing. In the process of mucking about I got this and really liked it!

I started with a shot using a slow shutter speed to show the second hand moving ...

Then I started playing about with some of the Photoshop filters and hit on the Filter -> Distort -> Polar Coordinates -> Rectangular to Polar setting ...

I liked this in itself but you know how it is, you start clicking on things and then I stumbled on the Difference Clouds filter, Filter -> Render -> Difference Clouds. You get a different effect depending upon what you set your foreground and background colours to. In this case I had a white background and light grey foreground colour (DEDEDE) set.

I think it has taken very boring picture and turned it into something pretty cool but that's just my opinion, you might think it's ...

 

 


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