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Last Night I Tossed the Moon…

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…with varying degrees of success. A single point of light as opposed to multiple forms is harder to hit. Also being darker you have a longer exposure requiring multiple or compound tosses. David the mediator for the group over in California has given me a few tips to refine my skills.

“When performing multiple/compound tosses (and even simple tosses), try to catch you camera with one hand covering the lens. This will minimize the irregular light streaks that result from when the camera is in hand, and maximize those light streaks that result from camera flight and physics”.

Camera flight and physics, that’s it isn’t it! This is more gestural than I first realised. What did Greenburg say ‘the use of characteristic methods of a discipline to criticise the discipline itself’. David goes on to say…

“Also, try integrating some soft reflected light sources (or even distinct brighter colored light sources) into your attempts to toss the moon…adds a little more character than the simple wide whitish lines. In example, my recent “Kinetic 1389″. The moon tends to create fairly simple patterns owing to it’s great distance from the camera, and requires significant control of camera motion to produce interesting shapes”.

Mmmm I’ll have another go tonight although the standard David sets is very high…

For example here and here and once again here.

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Camera Toss 3

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With every toss my confidence grows and I am learning to control the results a little more each time. For example this is a long exposure that allows me to toss the camera twice in quick succession.

The first toss is a spin and the second is a lateral spin. The first gives you the spiral and the second the horizontal.

It’s full moon again tonight. Maybe it’s time to toss the moon.

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