didn’t originally plan on going geek today but a little research on what this visual effect might be called shows that “The stroboscopic effect is a visual phenomenon caused by aliasing that occurs when continuous motion is represented by a series of short or instantaneous samples. It occurs when the view of a moving object is represented by a series of short samples as distinct from a continuous view, and the moving object is in rotational or other cyclic motion at a rate close to the sampling rate.”
in other words, like dancers at a disco, the subject should be moving in one way or another for us to get the out-of-sync effect whereas the gif above and others i’ve shared here of similar concept; several otherwise static images from a single original photo edited differently and giffed as one seem stroboscopic but aren’t since nothing is actually moving. there are three images in this gif, the colour original, a HDR filter colour version and a black and white version. what appears to be moving is just the eye/mind’s out-of-sync reaction to the different edits.
now, stroboscopic doesn’t have an antonym and i’m not even sure the term would apply anyhow so all i’m left with is a throbbing headache from researching all this whilst this damned landscape of a Pyrenean valley i photographed yesterday keeps on blinking… and i’ll have to leave the title at that. i still hope you like the image, even if it hurts.
he didn’t actually say it but it was implied by his stature and presence. his good mojo helped me catch three gorgeous jewel-like brown trout in the tiny mountain brook not five metres behind me but the best part was a comment from a lady that walked by as i was taking his photo; “This one’s funny, it looks just like my husband’s…….. “ and walked away hands over mouth with what i thought i saw as a little blush.
a nice, vibrating little chance encounter that changed the tone to the outing for the rest of the afternoon. nice.
encountered on an English chalkstream last month, this little fairy just may… have made my day.
for the full effect click the Play button below ! 😆
～ Robert Byrne
there’s no connection whatsoever between Byrne’s quote and my moonlit watery gif. none whatsoever.
a small round particle of a substance; a drop: globules of fat: her globulous eyes.
• Astronomy a small dark cloud of gas and dust seen against a brighter background such as a luminous nebula.
globulous |-yələs| adjective
ORIGIN mid 17th cent.: from French, or from Latin globulus, diminutive of globus ‘spherical object, globe.’
whether pronounced in french or english, i’ve always liked how that word just slides off the tongue. how it fits in with todays water gif is anyone’s guess but that’s the magic of being able to make stuff up for the sake of making stuff up. what’s not made up however is the two distinct wave forms coming from opposite directions crossing the main wind-created ‘current’ diagonally.
as it says on TLC’s About page, “If there is magic on the planet, it is contained in water”
is that fly fishing is a calm, relaxing activity.
this is how i feel when i tie on a fly after seeing a fish…
～ Ernst Toller
i’ll just pretend he wrote non-working fish instead.