Crazy Experiments -Your Neighborhood

by Laurie Madsen February. 23, 2019 359 views
Double Exposure of My Neighborhood    #photoblog365

Double Exposure of My Neighborhood #photoblog365

I swear..... I didn't go to the bar before taking these photos!

There is NOTHING I would call interesting to photograph in my neighborhood.

So I decided to get creative and experiment with some double exposures...

The camera I chose is the Pentax K3 which allows me to take composite multiple exposures in different modes. I chose additive, which keeps exposure the same but adds elements by overlay.
When I shoot double exposure with this camera, I do not get to preview the first image overlayed while shooting the second image , so it is a guessing game to say the least...

The scene above is composed of 2 images taken in front of our house.

Double Exposure Using Cross Processing Filter

Double Exposure Using Cross Processing Filter

This above scene is 2 images standing at the intersection, one looking north at the trees at the end of the road and the other looking east down the street.

Ok, not so impressive...let's try something else!

I spotted this bench in the park made of metal with laser cut outs...

Metal Park Bench with Lazer Cut Outs

Metal Park Bench with Lazer Cut Outs

So, I decided to try an experiment...

Double Exposure

Double Exposure

Double Exposure

Double Exposure

Ok, an interesting concept, but not too terribly attractive...this might be useful for something though!

Then I decided I wanted to place the water tower in the center of the street...

This image and image below swapped portrait/landscape shots by accident

This image and image below swapped portrait/landscape shots by accident

OOPS...Not exactly what I had in mind! These 2 composites switched photos....how the heck did that happen?

(I did tell you that I didn't go to the bar before taking these photos, didn't I)?

I think I like the mistakes best...they are just plain weird, like our quiet little neighborhood....

Off to the next experiment!

Any comments?

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Heike 2 years, 7 months ago

I want to try that also in future, but I think the motives have to be selected very carefully. And at the moment I've no time for such a challenge. From your photos I like #1 most. smile

2 years, 7 months ago Edited
Laurie Madsen Replied to Heike 2 years, 6 months ago

Heike-
Subjects should be selected carefully, I was just not inspired by the theme at all, since it was COLD and there isn't much to take pictures of in my neighborhood as there are 8' mounds of snow everywhere.
My Olympus OMD allows me to see the first image to overlay the 2nd BEFORE shooting, which will make it easier to get better results instead of this random chaos! It still was fun, even though it is guesswork with my Pentax.

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 2 years, 7 months ago

Just keep trying smile

2 years, 7 months ago Edited
Laurie Madsen Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 7 months ago

Yes, looks like I need LOTS of practice.
I have taken good double exposures with my other camera that allows me to SEE the first picture before taking the next picture.  This camera is going to be a bit trickier for them. Practice, practice...
It made a fun project out of a very bleak and boring topic anyway! 
Thanks for the encouragement Antonio!

2 years, 7 months ago Edited
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