Banyan trees are so cool to look at. The main trunks have roots growing down to form new trees and looks like wax dripping down. I wanted to get a nice wide shot to showcase the length of the trees and also the roots that grow off of them.
I've never quite seen anything like the Banyan tree. I really wanted to showcase how this tree grows, with multiple trunks, and like a centipede with legs. It's a monster of a tree that goes on forever.
Shot with my GoPro I tried to center the point of this giant square and with the wide angle lens of the Gopro it creates a pretty cool effect elongating the scene.
I wanted to post up some photos that I took with the GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition. The GoPro is a great video camera but it's also a really decent still camera. All the photos were edited with photoshop. http://goo.gl/3yDex
NOTE: The images in the video are cropped a little to fit in the 1920x1080 video aspect ratio.
Why travel the world when you can drive to the oldest city in America, St. Augustine, FL.. Castillo de San Marcos was for years the northernmost outpost of Spain's New World Empire. It is the oldest masonry fort of a Spanish colonial fort in the U.S.
I got there in the afternoon as they were firing off a canon. I handheld the camera for this shot even though there was a quick jump when the canon went off.
Watch the short video below if you want to hear the sound of the canon.
Video & Sound recorded with GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition
I love the GoPro! It takes amazing video, but give this beast enough light and you can capture some stunning imagery. I always carry my GoPro Hero 3 in the dive housing. It provides great protection for this tiny camera. The one thing I love to do with my GoPro is to dip it in water half way to get a different perspective I cannot get with any other camera. I think the results are pretty amazing. This is a shot looking towards Flagler college from a fountain across the street in St. Augustine, FL.
I got some pretty neat timelapse with my GoPro. There were a few shots I really liked but they are really warped and distorted due to the fish eye lens. So, I tried the warp feature in photoshop and straightened out the horizon and the final results came out pretty darn good.
GoPro primed and waiting for the Delta 4-Heavy - Orion EFT-1 rocket to lift off, Cocoa Beach, FL.
Taken with my cellphone camera.
Free Online Photo Editor for Your GoPro images: http://www.photoshop.com/tools
How To: The GoPro Hero Video and Photos are shot with a flat profile. This is to capture the most dynamic range in the scene. To get your GoPro photos to look even better you need to edit them. Adobe photoshop has a great free resource that allows anyone to upload and edit their photos online. Have fun with it and play around! Brett
I shot this photo with my GoPro Hero B.E. Handheld @ 1pm - middle of the day.
There is just something about taking photos that I'm addicted to. I don't know if most people will get it, but I just feel good when I'm out creating.
This video is finally here. What a cool place to visit and photograph.
Half & Half just isn't for ice-cream. With all the new waterproof cameras coming out you can capture some interesting perspectives not seen too often. This is not too difficult to achieve, if you have a waterproof housing. Just dip half the camera into the water. It's easier if you have a LCD display so you can see what you are shooting. It would probably start getting uncomfortable to keep dipping your head in the water to get your eye up to the viewfinder. So, have fun, explore and experiment! Brett
I love capturing sunny lens flares! I know, I know, you’re not supposed to aim your camera sensor at the direct sun, but it makes really cool photos. So the question is: Should I risk my camera sensor for art? I say, YES! (I wouldn’t keep it pointed at the sun for too long though, just in case.)
As photographers, we have to keep pushing the limits of our compositions and equipment’s abilities. Some times we must take risks for bigger rewards. Not every lens will give you the same flare though. So far, wide angle, no zoom gets me what I love. - Brett