Showing posts with label Laser. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Laser. Show all posts

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Alamo Lightsabers

- If Davy Crockett and the gang had a few of these lightsabers maybe they could have turned the tide on ol' Santa Anna. These were for sale along San Antonio's Riverwalk tonight and it looked like he was doing a brisk business from the number of kids I saw practicing their Jedi maneuvers. Canon G11, 1 sec @ f/4.5, ISO 200, table top tripod and two second delay timer.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Laser Bubbles

- I was feeling experimental tonight, so this photograph was made using a green laser pointer illuminating a roll of bubble wrap. I got a lot of cool pictures using the laser and wrap, just hope I didn't burn too many holes in my retinas from the random reflections. The green laser pointer was once a sign of true geekness, but they are getting pretty commonplace today. So it might be time to upgrade to a blue or yellow laser to maintain one's status in the world of geeks. Canon G11, 1/15 sec @ f/2.8, ISO 800.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


From 2010 Blog
DPSSFD (diode pumped solid state frequency-doubled) or better known as a green laser pointer. This photo was inspired by my friend Jeff Carr and his blog post entitled "High Energy" from last week. I experimented with firing my green laser at the camera and capturing the image. Because a green laser is much more powerful than a red laser, I waved the laser at the lens at a sharp angle while firing the shutter multiple times. I didn't want the laser shooting straight at the camera's sensor because of the intensity of the light. I certainly wouldn't recommend this technique because the risk to eyes and camera. The circles of green result from the beam refracting off the many glass elements inside of the lens. Canon 40D, 1/60 sec @ f/2.8, ISO 800, 17-55mm zoom lens at 17mm.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

255 - "Do or do not...."

From 365 Project
“Do or do not...there is no try.” My favorite Yoda quote and a photo of one of my favorite PEZ, the 2003 Limited Edition Green Crystal Yoda. Canon Rebel XTi, 1/1250 sec @ f/2.8, ISO 400, 85mm prime lens on a tripod. Lighting Yoda for his portrait was fun. He is standing on a Micro LED LightPanel, providing up light, there is a three LED stick-on light position behind to help separate from the background and a green laser pointer positioned above and behind to light up the crystal head.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

76 - St Patty's Day

From 365 Project
A green laser and my antique glass telephone insulator helped to create this image. I have had this insulator for over thirty-five years. It was originally on a telephone pole serving the long abandoned oceanfront community of Wash Woods, Virginia. Now a part of False Cape State Park all that remains of the town are some graves and the ruins of the church steeple. Canon 40d, 2.5 second exposure at F/2.5, ISO 100 with a 50mm lens.