Monday, July 9, 2018

Video: Dramatic Skies video by Randy Halverson




I love skies and Randy Halverson made a great video that is a must-see.
Ken

Dakotalapse  View on Vimeo

Breathtaking video with views of the skies over South Dakota and Wyoming, by Randy Halverson (3’30”)

From Randy:
Dakotalapse 8K is a compilation of new timelapse I have shot in the last 2 years. It was shot in South Dakota and Wyoming and the first footage I have posted online in 8K.

8K resolution on Youtube

Badlands Night Sky Workshops - Join me this June in the Badlands of SD and learn how to shoot stills and astro timelapse.

Watch for a shot of "Steve" Aurora at 1:52

Available in 8K resolution for licensing.

The timelapse was shot with Sony AR7II, Canon 5DSR and Nikon D810. The D810 isn't quite 8K native, but I think those shots still turned out better than the 5DSR night shots, which are much larger stills.

Photography and Editing – Randy Halverson
Produced by Randy Halverson – Dakotalapse, LLC
Opening Dakotalapse graphics – Luke Arens
Music Epic Cinematic by Eric Dillen, licensed through Audiojungle.net

Thanks to Cheyenne Camping Center for the great deals on the travel trailers you see in a few of the shots. cheyennecampingcenter.com

Contact for licensing footage, shooting rates or anything else.
Randy Halverson
dakotalapse@gmail.com

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Monday, July 2, 2018

New Work: Saccades XI, oil on canvas, 40 x 40 inches

Saccades XI, oil on canvas, 40 x 40 inches  $7550 framed
Exhibiting:  Dominique Boisjoli Fine Art

The Saccades Series is something I invented for myself. It is a way to use the randomness of the forest to create abstracted patterns and color combinations without limits. Each one presents a number of problems and opportunities that I haven't encounterd before and that's the point. Saccades is an optical term that describes a condition where the eye can't rest on a particular spot.


In this case, there is that obvious blue trunk in the foreground, but it's not enough to create a real  focus. The colors are arrayed in subtle ways and the light source is diffused, creating the overall effect of that soft yellow-green light enveloping everything in the background.

The color palette shifted on this one numerous times but I did want the blue to be somewhat predominant. The light changed as well, from a darker, grayer forest to one with a more intense light coming through, but that was discarded as well.

It is often said that the painting will tell you want it wants and over a series of painting sessions with this one, I was getting an earful. The oil and I opted for the soft poetry of a forest with the soft light nearby.


Sunday, July 1, 2018

New Work: Soft Forest Blues, oil on canvas 40 x 40 inches

Soft Forest Blues, oil on canvas 40 x 40 inches   $7550.
Exhibiting:  Dominique Boisjoli Fine Art

The goal here was to do a forest with blues woven into the composition. I wanted something subtle without the blues being primary. It's easy to use blues to make trees but it's difficult to make them believable.

All of the colors are greyed down, even the darks and lights, allowing the different blues to gently glow in the background. The numerous trunks and branches create a lot of complexity, all to create a veil for the blue hues. The line of trees is bordered with that bit of sky and the muted orange below, a bit of reality to bring it all together.

Finally, the foreground was muted even more, allowing the other subtleties in the painting a chance to be noticed.