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Monday, 19 October 2009

Light Painting Photography - A quick 'How-to'.

It's extremely fun and you can be as creative as you like; everyone should do this at least once!

This is how it's done:

Wait till it gets dark. Put your camera on a tripod and set it for a long exposure. You don't need your flash if you just want the writing to show up. Press the shutter release and then, standing in front of the camera, draw something in the air with a small LED torch or a sparkler.

*****Remember: if you are writing words, you'll need to do it backwards so that it's the right way around in the shot!*****

Ok, up till now it's been dark so the only thing that will show on the image so far is the light writing/drawing, nothing of you moving around -unless you've shone your light onto yourself at any point or happen to be doing this near a street light. I prefer to do it in total darkness so I have more control over the light. To get myself in the shot and consequently some of the background also, I do everything as I have described above, but then before the shutter closes I pose and fire the flash to put myself onto the image.

That's it!!! Experimentation is key - make loads and just enjoy it :-)

Kat xx

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Dramatic Michel Roux Jnr

I couldn't help myself......
During Masterchef on Monday, we were treated to yet another dramatic face, this time from the talented Mr Roux! Anyone who hasn't seen the 'Dramatic Chipmunk' video on Youtube must think I'm off my rocker. Still I had to make a new vid for the occasion.

Enjoy, Drama lovers!
Kat xx

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Dramatic Gregg Wallace

I just love the 'Dramatic Chipmunk' video on you tube. If you've not seen it, it's a rather funny bit of footage of a chipmunk turning around and giving the camera a rather dramatic stare, with the theme tune to 'Young Frankenstein' played over the top; most enjoyable. As Rob and I were sat watching 'Masterchef' last night, Gregg Wallace pulled the most amazing face whilst sampling the delights from one of the contestant's plates. Thanks to Sky +, we must have watched it over 20 times, crying with laughter. I knocked up this video to go onto 'Youtube', it was just too funny an opportunity to miss! Enjoy :-)

Monday, 5 October 2009

Dr Who Scarf

I've started a Dr Who scarf for my mate Phil who recently moved from England to Canada. I was amazed to find a website dedicated to the scarf, offering free patterns for each of the various scarf monstrosities that adorned Mr Baker during his time as the doctor:

Apparently, The original scarf, last worn by Tom in 'Shada', was auctioned off in 2005. The winner was a porcelain collector from Long Island, New York, called Richard Cohen. So there.. I bet you would have died had I not furnished you with that particular snippet of information.
So, here are some pictures of how I'm doing; I hope I don't run out of steam, the damn this is going to be more than twice my height! I don't think I'll be repeating this project....
I've had great fun with my sister searching out some lovely colours for it -

I tried to match them as close as I could to the picture of the original, but I've found that it's only now as I knit them that I realise just how different they become. Not to worry, I think this has a lovely feel to it and I'm sure Phil will be pleased. If not there'll be trouble; this thing ain't exactly a quick-knit!

I'm off to get some more done. Keep knitting!

Kat :-)