When the struggle for supremacy between Winter and Autumn – night and day begins to unfold, we can witness amazing events, light, darkness, cold, fog, mist and colors. These are observations beginning with early twilight prior to sunrise and continuing as the day progresses, offering us the richness and beauty of the season.
I hope you’re having a peaceful Autumn, and are getting ready for the Winter.
My thanksgiving wishes to all, for a beautiful season,
Music: Troppo lontano da te – Andrea Rossi :: http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/752163/troppo-lontano-da-te
Remix by Leo Bar
Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Photographed during October, 2012 in the states of Massachusetts and New Hampshire
Posted in Holiday, Landscape, Nature, New Video, Photomontage, Scenery
Tagged Aerial, animation, art, Fall Season, Landscapes, Leo Bar, Massachusetts, mountains, Nature, New England, New Hampshire, October 2012, Photography, Pix In Motion, United States, Video
As we enter Autumn here in the Northern hemisphere a new waft is in the air. The nights are cooler, the mornings crisp and foggy, and the days are refreshing. Yet, my creativity and imagination is on hold. I had started a video project dealing with robots, automation, no people involved and it’s stuck at 75%.
Since I like what I do with imagery and music and try to do some each day I decided after a few days of mental blockage to start a new project dealing with kids, child labor, child exploitation and poverty in the 1920′s. After gathering images, research, reading and cranking out a general layout — POOF! mental paralysis.
So I started a third one (Don’t give up, never!) And this one was more cheerful, full of energy and creative juices – - – about tap dancing and some great tappers. As I began making progress on this one, I took some time off, to smell the roses I saw from my window (just blooming and coming out in our garden) So I began filming and photographing them (Is this a fourth project?)
Please, help! No more false starts… Just allow me to begin, toil and finish at least one of them, PLEASE!! As you can tell, a force greater than myself has taken over pumping and filling me with new ideas, but not allowing me to proceed to completion. “Got another for you, check this, this and that! What you think? Cool? Isn’t it? And so on…
A break is needed. And so I’ll relax today and try to cook some Thai food (look up some spicy recipes, veggies and seafood!) That’s the ticket!
Bye for now…
Posted in Abstract, Food, project, Update
Tagged Equinox, Fall Season, Leo Bar, Nature, Northern Hemisphere, Photography, Pix In Motion, Update
This is the second installment of an Autumn outing through Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts countryside. We managed to stay out of main roads for most of th trip, hitting small farming communities and less touristy sites. What a wonderful and reinvigorating trip… It’s (my) our favorite season of the year!
I incorporated some of the unusual animals we saw on the way. Also, I made use of multiple screens (split screens) and other light and coloring techniques on this production.
Enjoy the colors and the landscape!
Posted in Landscape, Nature, Photomontage, Scenery
Tagged Fall Season, HDR, Landscapes, Leo Bar, Music, Nature, New England, Photography, Pix In Motion, Video
From a recent trip to Vermont. Went to film, photograph and follow the change of colors. Not much more to say, let the images speak for themselves.
Posted in Landscape, Montage, Photomontage, Scenery
Tagged Aerial, Autumn, Fall Season, HDR, Landscapes, Leo Bar, Music, Music Video, Nature, New England, Photography, Video
|When Felipe Rojas and me met through Vimeo a few weeks ago, we discussed the possibility of doing a video in collaboration. From concept to reality took a lot of communication, exchanging photographs, ideas, preferences and some video files (that in the end were not used).
The elements used on this project:
- Our combined photographs from Yosemite
- Aerial photography with simulated in-flight animation shots (public domain)
- HDR images from Filip42 @ Flickr (CC Attribution 3.0)
- Paintings from early 20th. century: C. Gordon-Cumming, Thomas Hill and Albert Bierstadt
The project began taking shape slowly and the communication became more fluid and focused as we made progress. In the meantime we both had other pressing issues in our lives that we had to attend to with care and attention. Despite all that we pushed the ball forward.
See this video at: http://www.vimeo.com/7263360
As the first draft took shape, Felipe begun the tedious part of editing, music selection, sequence, rejects, adds and changes. Slowly now, we started expressing our styles, opinions, and preferences. From these discussions we agreed to make a series of changes and the second draft surfaced within days. After a few more subtle touches and adjustments the final production was wrapped up and posted to Vimeo within 2 days.
We both liked the outcome, and felt good about our effort. We agreed that if time and conditions allow, we may do another one in the future.
I personally enjoyed working with Felipe, since we both had an opportunity to practice our rusty Spanish, and have a few laughs. Above all though, it was a revelation to read and listen to another voice regarding a project in motion. This was refreshing, since I always work in a vacuum, until the video is finalized and published. Then for the first time I get to hear feedback from my viewers.
We hope you enjoy this clip as much as we enjoyed making it.
Posted in Landscape, Montage, Nature, New Video, Photomontage
Tagged Aerial, Autumn, Fall Season, Landscapes, Leo Bar, mountains, Music, National Park, Nature, Pix In Motion, portraits, USA, Video, Yosemite
|This photo montage was a breeze to make. The great photographs, the onset of the season, the mood… It all came together with ease.Some photographs come by courtesy of Loren Charif and Christopher Seubert, two native Cape Cod residents. In addition to my photographs, I have introduced some aerial software generated rotations and also HDR modified photos to enhance the experience.The music (beautiful piano piece) comes from Koen Scherer and it’s called “Changing Moods”. You may hear more from this artist at http://www.myspace.com/koenschererdrijfveren
Watch this video at: http://www.vimeo.com/7237803
I really hope you enjoy this video as much as I enjoyed making it.
Posted in Landscape, Montage, Nature, New Video, Photomontage
Tagged Aerial photography, Cape Cod, Fall, Fall Season, Landscapes, Leo Bar, Music, Music Video, Nature, New England, new videos, Photography, Pix In Motion, Video