Cinemagraphs of nature

I came across this technique back in 2013. I was blown away by how mesmerizing the effect was. For the next few years, I would take stationary video footage, knowing that one day I would give this a try. To see how these are made, watch the video at the bottom of this post. 

hummingbirdCinemagraph

We get at least three hummingbirds to come to our backyard every summer. I try to spoil them by always having fresh nectar in the feeder. This little guy held still for me on an unusually cold day.

greatGullyCinemagraph

If you’ve looked through my photos, you’ll recognize these falls. Every summer someone builds a dam at the base of the falls and it makes a really nice swimming hole. Just don’t jump off. My friend Billy broke his ankle trying that stunt.

sunsetCinemagraph

Here is a sunset at one of my favorite places, Cayuga Lake.

sunsetCinemagraph2

Did I mention that the sunsets at Cayuga lake are stunning?

sunsetCinemagraph3

No two sunsets are alike. Each evening brings something different.

windyLakeCinemagraph

Sometimes the lake isn’t so calm and serene.

If you are interested in trying this out for yourself, all you need is Adobe Photoshop and some stable video footage. Check out this great tutorial.

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *