Feel Good Monday

Today is Feel Good Monday!!! 🙂
Don’t we all have days when we are so filled with joy, excitement, love, or pure and unadulterated happiness that we do not even care if we get drenched in the pouring rain??? Don’t we all hope we had more days like that???? So here it is to everyone who wants to get drenched in the pouring rain, because it is nothing more than a light drizzle. 🙂

Get out there and seek experiences and memories that make you want to sing in the rain!!!!!

When my husband and I first watched “My Friend Pinto” (which movie is without doubt not the best that Bollywood has to offer, although it has its moments…), we were transported right back to the exhilarating feeling described in connection with the first part of this post described about Gene Kelly – Singing in the Rain.
Take it easy, let go of bad things! If you distance yourself a bit, the rain and storm does not look that bad any longer!

Like this if you feel good today and share it to spread Feel Good Monday!!!

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Budapest Time Lapse

I come from the breathtakingly beautiful capital of a country full of potential, natural and built splendor. Budapest is the city that is deeply embedded in my chromosomes and imprinted on my soul for all eternity.

This time lapse by Peter Dancso clearly shows that my problem with Hungary in general has never been and will never be of geographic or topographic origin, but rather the unfortunate coexistence of certain circumstances in this otherwise spectacular country…

Storm Song

“I’ll send a storm to capture your heart and bring you home…”

Have you ever longed for someone to the extent that you would have done everything and anything in your power to be near them? When losing that person causes palpable physical pain, your stomach twists in a dense knot and it becomes hard to breathe… When a dark and cold void expands and deepens in your heart and soul, slowly taking over all that’s left of them… When you would sacrifice an arm and a leg just to hear their voice again… When you would willingly surrender years from your life to feel the warmth of their breath on your skin once more… When you would sacrifice all that’s sacred and cherished to be touched by them again even if only for a few moments… When you would turn air into a raging storm, water into a wild torrent, and fire into a blazing sea of flames if that would bring them back.

I would send a storm to capture your heart and bring you home…

(Excerpt from an idea of mine in the making!!! 🙂 )

This is Phildel’s new song and video titled “Storm Song” that inspired the short excerpt above. She is an amazing young artist whose deep appreciation for sound stems from an understanding of silence. During her childhood in which music was forbidden by her religious stepfather, she came to know silence well. Despite her furious love for music, for ten years she was left to imagine the sounds she would fill the silence with if she could.

Following her departure from the household, her creativity erupted into an all-encompassing force. Composing day and night, Phildel created the epic, haunting and innovative music she had dreamt of.

Her music is a journey into the landscape of her imagination, at times beautifully enchanting, at others, raw and horrific. Complimented on her ‘sonic soundscapes’ by Trevor Horn, she has won supporters around the world, her music being used by fashions designers, film directors, theatre producers and media campaigns. Her debut album “The Disappearance of the Girl” is set for UK release in January 2013.

It Was a Matter of a Few Seconds…Some Lights…and a 96 DSLR Camera Rig

Upon his return from a 3-month excursion filming in China with a bullet time rig, photographer Richard Kendall decided it was time to get back into the studio and start  experiments with lights, strobe flash, and the bullet time rig. One of these projects was creating a collection of stunning artistic light paintings. The result is this breathtaking video below.

In still photography, bullet time is achieved by surrounding the subject with multiple cameras that are mounted on a special ring shaped rig (often referred to as an array).  The camera are then set to fire either simultaneously or sequentially. Each of the photographs are then made into a time lapse so they create a super slow motion scene. Kendall used a half circle rig for his photo shoot, which required the use of 96 DSLR cameras!!!!!!!

light painting bullet time

In the second video Patrick Rochon / Timecode Lab / Eric ParĂ© have created “24×360” as a purely artistic and experimental project using 24 cameras and light painting techniques.

The project was born after a very intense year mounting and un-mounting their bullet time rig in live events. They then finally sat down at their studio to create some inspiring 360 degree bullet time pictures.

Hope you like them as much as I did!!! This is pretty stunning stuff.

Love,

F