The above photo is of a spot along a path right below our house on the way to Anto’s mom’s house. It’s a gorgeous path, and I have photographed it a few times since I got here.
About half-way down there is a small waterfall, in many ways the polar opposite of the Multnomah Falls, I have this referent point thanks to an image David Wiley posted from a hike he took the other day.
I took this 4 second video the other day with the idea of making a GIF.
The only problem with it was I am a shaky jake, so the GIF moves and it doesn’t work so well. So, I decided to limit it to two frames only to get rid of the shake. I was thinking it would create a stereo effect GIF. And while it does to some degree, it think of it more as a glitched waterfall—constantly stuck at a certain point not able to actually flow. A fascinating thought about nature—it can’t really glitch digitally, if that makes any sense.
It is a good reminder that every time you set out to make a GIF it’s a quick lesson in photography and motion. But the thing that keeps me coming back is the fun.
I really like that the glitch is (for the most part) caused by the computer trying to switch between the two frames at a super-high speed. It isn’t a static twitch from one to the other…there are jerks and jump in there because the hardware simply can’t manage to spin it all at the same time.
I feel like that a lot of days.
And you live in the most picturesque place on earth.
Haha, I love the close reading of the GIF, when I look at it for a while I start imagining a super villain stopping the water from flowing, or a superhero preventing it from flooding Trento. I’m not nearly as thoughtful as you 🙂
As for Trento, I annoy everyone here because I am constantly talking about how beautiful it is. They are all locals, they are jaded. I imagine it is how folks who wake up everyday to the North Shore of Oahu feel. Ho hum, look that 50 foot wave.
Thought you might still enjoy an ‘un-glitched’ but image stabilized version. The pretty shot deserved the attention.
And you might enjoy a subreddit dedicated to making shaky video watchable. There’s some really interesting footage they tackle.
MBS to the rescue!
Give that man a reclaim shirt.