Experiments with Cinemagraphs

Only photography has been able to divide human life into a series of moments, each of them has the value of a complete existence.

Eadweard Muybridge
Museum of Islamic Art and West Bay at night (Doha, Qatar)
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (Taipei, Taiwan)
Overlook at Kenting National Park Forest (Kenting, Taiwan)
Dusk at Baisha Beach (Hengchun, Taiwan)
Dumpling vendor in Tamsui, Taiwan
Dome of Light in Kaohsiung Station (Kaohsiung, Taiwan)
Bird houses in Katara Cultural Village (Doha, Qatar)

The cinemagraphs, or images with moving elements, in this post were created using the app Pixaloop from pictures taken on my Huawei P30 Pro and edited using Snapseed. I originally uploaded some of these cinemagraphs to both my Instagram and Facebook account. However, I was not happy with the compression and loss of color that resulted from these uploads, so I converted the MP4 files into GIFs using the free GIF-conversion website, ezgif. I am still not completely happy with the results, but the next possible step would be to invest in Adobe Suites and upgrade my photo-editing skills. Not quite ready for such an endeavor.

For examples of aspirational cinemagraphs, please visit the following website.

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