I’ve long been mesmerized by the combination of still photography and music. It just seems to me to be such a natural fit. I’m not alone in this view, of course. Countless others apparently feel the same way; it’s not hard to find examples of this marriage of media types across the internet. Paul Lester did one recently – you can find it here.
While I’ve done this before (using “family” photographs), I’ve never done it using landscape images. This is the result of my first attempt at doing that kind of thing. It’s certainly amateurish at best, but it was fun and I learned a good deal along the way. And of course there are “problems”. To keep the video file size at a reasonable level (for uploading), the image resolutions have to be kept on the small side. So a lot of the detail I can see in the original version gets lost in the translation.
But it’s something different. Sort of like a slideshow (well, actually it is a slideshow) set to music. I even put it on a DVD and watched it on a large screen TV. Talk about seeing the effects of lost resolution – it was painful. Back to the drawing board on that one. But what fun is life if we ain’t learning new stuff?