Thursday, July 04, 2013

June Photo-Heart Connection : A Joyful Gif

[Sorry to be repeating this for those who've already seen it, but I felt the need to break this out into it's own post for the Photo-Heart Connection offering for June.  This little animation just plain makes me happy.  ;-)  ] 

The other part of Kim's 2B (Beyond Beyond) lesson for the week was to create an animated gif.  I've been thinking about this one for a few months now ...  We live in Wisconsin, with snowy winters.  We heat our house with wood.  The beds are piled high with quilts to keep us warm after the fire goes out for the night.  One of the Joys of Winter is to snuggle down into a drift of blankets.  Cozy and warm.  Even better to be "made" into the bed.  My husband is such a Sweetie about this.  He gets a kick out of the fact that I am so easily amused.  It makes me feel like a kid again--like playing with parachutes in gym class.  Remember that?  The silk drifting down ...

Here's a sketch from my photo-ideas journal.  He looks like a beardie-weirdie, but don't let that scare you.  He's a sweetie! You can tell by the smile on his face.

The quilt is one I made for my grandfather.  It came back to me after his death.  For him, I called it The Orange Blossom Breeze Quilt.  But since I fell in love with ABC's Once Upon a Time, I've been calling it The Enchanted Forest.  I LOVE this quilt.   

As for the photography, I figured out how to set the camera to take continuous shots with 1 press of the button.  So I laid on the bed, with the camera focused on CL's face.  He smiled and joyfully tossed the quilt again and again.   I wound up with about 300 pictures to sift through.  Whew!  What a job to distill it down to just 8 for the animation.  This was a lot of fun!  I highly recommend it.  ;-)

My Very Supportive and Wonderful Sweetie.

6 comments:

Gotham Girl said...

Fun! I love quilts. I just brought some home from my mom's house that my grandmothers' made...so soft and so comfortable!

Naomi said...

Oh your gif is awesome! Way to go.

Naomi said...

Oh your gif is awesome! I have avoided trying it for a long long time. Way to go!

Love 2Bs said...

Wow, I've never seen anything like that. Well done!

rakusribut said...

wow, this is a fun movie.... and you had even more fun making it, lol! imagine only 8 shots put together having this effect! wow again...:-))

Kat Sloma said...

There is such a joy in the movement and expression and words here! I love your analogy with the parachute... I had a visceral feeling that came to me as I read your words and remember that feeling! I've never been "made into bed" but as I love being cuddled up under lots of blankets, I can imagine it's an amazing experience! Thanks for sharing in the Photo-Heart Connection, and sorry for my delay in visiting. I'm getting caught up with June along with July's PHC!