When I get an idea locked in my brain … it’s like a bear’s paw caught in a trap. I can’t let go.
Last July, thanks to the benevolent folks at the Office of General Services at the Empire State Plaza, I snagged some of the best fireworks shots my cameras have ever claimed.
And, yeah, fireworks are fireworks. I could enter these fireworks photos in any contest out there, and those photos would be returned with varying levels of meh.
But what if I was able to create a fireworks photo – where the fireworks themselves are booming while you walk past the picture?
Yep, Chuck’s brain is activated again.
I went back to the original photos from that night, and I chose six nice fireworks blooms.
And to make sure that none of the patrons moved from one side to the next while the show was in action, I took a seventh photo and used it as a layer mask. And yeah, that includes the dude who was trying to film the fireworks on his camera phone.
I later layered all the images, and created two outputs – one for 11×14 prints, and one for 16×20 prints.
Next thing I need is a thumb’s up from my lenticular print guy in Toronto, and if he can put it together, I can make it look awesome.
And as you can see, I want this to look like the fireworks blooms are exploding off the wall. All you need is some John Philip Sousa marching music, and the illusion is complete.
Yeah, sometimes I can get very, very creative. Almost as if there’s someone in the back of my noggin, screaming out ideas at me and I’m just finally hearing them. 😀
So yesterday, I was able to confirm with my lenticular printing company, Snap3D, that they will print this up as an 11×14 magic motion print. So this will definitely be a nice treat for Competition Season 2022.
Yeah, creativity. I’m definitely good with this.