On March 20, 1945, the USS Midway, the largest warship in the world for ten years, became a part of the United States fleet. The first ship named after a World War II battle, The Midway was a terrifying military machine that ruled the open seas for 47 years. I have been aboard the museum-ship three times and two weeks ago Kyle and I decided to make it the star of our light painting.
We went downtown and photographed the city skyline and passing cars, and just before calling it a day, walked a mile down the street to Navy Pier. The long walk was well worth it, as we located a perfect spot to capture a beautiful angle of the Midway. I took about ten pictures before we finished for the day.
Over the past few days, I have been playing with the best of those images in Photoshop. I applied a new technique that allows me to extract massive amounts of detail from an image while at the same time creating a cool artistic effect. In total, I have taken the same image through Photoshop for the initial edits four times. Bad luck seemed be following me around, as the first three times, I “misplaced” the edited file. Well, the current version took less than five minutes to make, and I used skills I learned from Calvin Hollywood and Steven Moyer to create a wonderfully detailed and hopefully-mostly-color-correct image. I hope you like it.
On a different note, I spoke to Mr. Skocko at MLSS™ about joining the group of Mac Lab students working with video. I hope to join Danny Owens and Philip Behnam as they work towards mastering cinematography.
Update: Attention world!!!! We have moved. We are now our own site: crdesignlab.com!!!!