Media Production - Beyond the Eye
These are the ten photos I made for my VCE Unit 3 & 4 Media Production. My chosen theme was "Beyond the Eye", the intention was to create images that cannot be observed by the Human eye. Techniques I used include HDR, high-speed, long exposure, panorama, and cross-polarisation.
By the way, there's no Photo 4. I was trying to do a high-speed photo of a light globe being smashed, but I couldn't get it to work. I then replaced it with Photo 11.
Photo 3 - This is a composite image of a perspex prism, being lit from behind by an LCD monitor and with a polariser on my lens. The plastic is exhibiting a property called birefringence, making the colours diffract causing the crazy pattern.
Photo 5 - This is a 360° panorama of Melbourne from the northern bank of the Yarra river, morphed to polar co-ordinates causing the circle effect. The sky is actually from the Northern Territory, because it was cloudy when I took the panorama.
Photo 6 - A HDR image of Princes Bridge and the Melbourne CBD, taken across the river from the Arts Centre.
Photo 7 - This is a high-speed shot of a drop of milk into a cup of coffee as it is hit by another drop, i.e. one drop splashes back up then is hit by the next.
Photo 8 - This is a HDR image of the Eureka Tower in Melbourne. About a 30 second exposure, which allowed the clouds to blur slightly.
Photo 9 - First I took a bunch of photos with my flash as a wireless slave and pointing at various angles. Then I colourised them and combined them, and put a long exposure of a sparkler over the top of it all.
Photo 10 - This is a macro-ish (not really proper macro, but close) shot of my little brother's eye. There are crazy colours because I used a polarising filter on my flash and lens.
Photo 11 - A high-speed photo of a strawberry dropping into a glass of water. I actually combined two different splashes, because one exploded straight up and another more outward, so together they look better.