- Feb 1, 2017
I got it ! You thought the EOS 004 great beast eh?
Yes, it really is. I love forests since being child. It is my temple, where I can meditate, solve difficult tasks, keep my mind open and enjoy the peace. There you are not disturbed by anything. Just sitting there, listening sounds of it, seeing it and sensing in general opens the door. With lasers it is surreal, really - but it might be extremely dangerous. I noticed there is enormous number of insect flying now. Once they cross the beam, it is a very bright flash - not very convenient to see. Often the moths even burn their wings when hitting collimated beam of high power - I've seen it many times - moths on ground below the beam path trying to fly without success.
For most people the philosophical questions are not really important, they focus on common questions. Still, I do not believe they asked some questions themselves. To these questions I'm trying to give answers, still these are hard to get if you focussed only on common things you have experience with (size and weight scales, space, time...) - I call it common experience. Quantum mechanics and general relativity are good examples of stuff people just cannot get. I'm member of Cosmology facebook group and the questions and answers I read there are often not only completely wrong, but often even do not make sense at all. That happens, when you are not able to think out of the box, refuse your common experience as dogma and step by step adopt what QM and GR really says. As they are talking about stuff out of our common experience (for common experience Newton is just good enough approximation), they cannot be understood by concepts coming out from common experience - might seem as paradox as here common sense is used.
I'm sorry, I was traveling for work this past week and didn't get much time idle. I definitely know what you mean about the forest!! I take it you grew up in/close to the mountains? I grew up in Colorado and agree, there's something unspeakably magical and serene about being in completely present and immersed in nature! I can't imagine seeing in person how lasers bring it alive and from your artwork, it brings hidden details and captivating shadows the lasers reveal. Oh no, that would be startling! I didn't think about that, but it now that I do, I'll bet that happens a lot with their glutenous love for lights lol.
I think you raise a great point and one not often contemplated! I couldn't agree more that the right questions are common not asked and the general population is confined to thinking in limited terms and boundaries set forth by restricted or black/white beliefs. By defining our world by exact 'standards', I feel like it's a sort of programming, if you will, to establish very finite measurements of what's possible/probable and impossible/improbable and consequently impairing our ability to challenge our existence as we understand it. I know for myself, learning to think outside of the box and expand why imagination of what's possible has required a conscious effort and practice to come to. Lol, it is very paradoxical!:crackup: What amazes me is some so-called 'fundamental' principles and theories in physics that have been accepted for decades even centuries have been challenged and few even proven to be flawed and there is an ethereal component we're missing, yet our understanding of our universe and what is taught remain incorrect and unaltered.
Sorry, I got a bit enveloped in your perspective Radim and briefly took a trip down a rabbit hole.
You were talking about learning of new techniques you learn and things not to do in every piece you create... I am curious if you've been able to experiment much with using atmospheric conditions (i.e. temperature inversions, rain, etc.) and any possible effects they have on the lasers to change the exposures you're after for your artwork?
If you have asked me why I love 589 nm laser, I would have answered because it's DPSS, because it's unique pure golden light, because...
The Laser Sun
It's a day at night in the forest. The sun is shining on the sky – is it real or is it not? What is real? What is dream? The souls of the trees, the souls of the light? The esence of reality is surreal… Many words all spoken by single picture…
(for higher resolution click on the photo)
Yes, it‘s a real photo, no computer graphics, just pure laser painting of my style.
I really love this thread a lot of beautiful pictures! Aardvark777, will manners, ArcticDude and others...
Thanks to all keeping it alive.
To contribute more - here is what I shot yesterday in the night after work. It was heavy snowing (roads being closed), I used my mountain bike to get to the forest to my favourite place, but I should have used skis instead - big mistake. BTW: However it was fun in 30 - 40 cm of fresh snow, but downhill, uphill I had almost no traction.
I was doing also some other study pictures for my next project - new laserpainting method. I need to improve it to publish some pictures - but I got valuable experience. Anyway this picture is my "usual" style and was worth all the dificulties with weather and keeping lasers and camera dry.
In deep black forest, when not observed, the Tree performs a vortex of concentrated magic
Just a few pictures. More at my instagram (see my signature).