Observing Light and Shadows

If you are a landscape painter, it is sometimes hard to observe the effects of light and shadow.  We have a tendency to paint what we want to see, not what we actually do see.  One way to notice the effects of light and shade is to watch time lapse videos of landscapes.

Watch this video and be amazed at how much more you notice about the ambient effects of sunlight and time of day.  Speeding up the motion makes it much easier to see.

You can make your own time lapse sequences with a decent web cam and a programme called StopMotionPro.  http://www.stopmotionpro.com I use it and recommend it.

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You can find out more about me here: https://michaeltopic.wordpress.com/. There aren’t many people that exist in that conjunction of art, design, science and engineering, but this is where I live. I am an artist, a musician, a designer, a creator, a scientist, a technologist, an innovator and an engineer and I have a genuine, deep passion for each field. Most importantly, I am able to see the connections and similarities between each field of intellectual endeavour and apply the lessons I learn in one discipline to my other disciplines. To me, they are all part of the same continuum of creativity. I write about what I know, through my blogs, in the hope that something I write will resonate with a reader and help them enjoy their own creative life more fully. I am, in summary, a highly creative individual, but with the ability to get things done efficiently. Not all of these skills are valued by the world at large, but I am who I am and this is me. The opinions stated here are my own and not necessarily the opinion or position of my employer.
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3 Responses to Observing Light and Shadows

  1. Janet says:

    Very cool method of understanding light and shadow… thanks, Michael!

  2. Janet says:

    ps. I want whatever type of video product it is that took the night sky scenes!!!!!

  3. You have a manner of explaining things, which is rather easy to understand. Many thanks for crystal clear and concise information.

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