For many, the fierce blizzard that blanketed the northeast over the weekend was reason to hunker down and hope for the best, before the cleanup process began.
But for Brian Maffitt of Chestnut Ridge, New York, it was an opportunity to create a unique and stunning work of art by projecting a movie against the falling snow flakes (video is posted below).
Maffitt told The Atlantic that he chose the children’s movie “The Lorax” simply because of its amount of color saturation. He used a still camera, a Canon EOS D7, to film the event.
(Two of his still images appear on this post. Others can be viewed on his Flickr page.)
As the storm intensified and the snow fell more furiously, Maffitt said, “The intended colors were lost, replaced by pure red, green, and blue dots, produced by a rotating color wheel on the front of the single-chip DLP video projector.”
More to the point, he concluded: “It proved to be an extremely fortunate confluence of nature and digital.”
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