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Frosted Leaf Orion
November 20, 2010 4:55 PM   Subscribe

Frosted Leaf Orion More from Masahiro Miyasaka: Firefly which looks at Milky Way ll Skunk cabbage in a galaxy ll ☆Christmas trees land☆
posted by puny human (15 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

 
genius.
posted by clavdivs at 5:05 PM on November 20, 2010


I love the incidental poetry of his descriptions. He describes Christmas trees land as...

"In this land, all stars are frozen.
The frozen star breaks into pieces.
And it changes for fog.
The fog becomes the rime on trees."


Cherry blossom Milky Way
posted by puny human at 5:15 PM on November 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


1) Wilderness location
2) Wide angle lens
3) Long exposure
4) Paint random plant parts with flash
5) ???
6) Flickr favorites!
posted by clarknova at 5:25 PM on November 20, 2010


'Galactic scarecrow tree'

"He is a scarecrow. His name is Sanshiro. He looks at the Milky Way under the tree."

■Sanshiro Sugata, the directorial debut of the Oscar-winning Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa
posted by clavdivs at 5:31 PM on November 20, 2010


incorrect.
posted by clavdivs at 5:35 PM on November 20, 2010


ah
posted by clavdivs at 5:36 PM on November 20, 2010


And how he describes the firefly as "a superior light painter."
posted by puny human at 5:54 PM on November 20, 2010


Fantastic work :D
posted by jet_manifesto at 6:03 PM on November 20, 2010


This is what I imagine tasteful HDR would look like. So far I've never found it. Apparently this guy does it in one shot.
posted by inedible at 7:06 PM on November 20, 2010


That first image is one of the loveliest things I've ever seen. Orion is my all-time favorite constellation--it's like a dear old friend.

These are sublime, thanks for posting!
posted by kinnakeet at 7:52 PM on November 20, 2010


I don't get the Firefly which looks at Milky Way. What's with the grass and leaves casting shadows on the sky?
posted by woodblock100 at 7:53 PM on November 20, 2010


What's with the grass and leaves casting shadows on the sky?

I'm pretty sure they're not shadows. As I understand it, the pictures are essentially double exposures: the lens is focused on the sky for a length of time, then refocused on the foreground while it's being lit. The "shadows" of the grass should actually be the grass in blurry silhouette left over from when the sky was being shot.
posted by wreckingball at 9:10 PM on November 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


Gorgeous.
posted by rodgerd at 10:14 AM on November 21, 2010


Sublime.
posted by nickyskye at 12:31 PM on November 21, 2010


This guy is brilliant, an exciting find.
posted by lphoenix at 4:29 PM on November 23, 2010


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