Ascent - Long Exposure Photography - Light Painting


Good morning and I hope you are well. I enjoyed my first day on Steemit so much I thought I'd come back with some more Light Art.

I regularly visit an old abandoned Lime Kiln in the Peak District. It's always dark, out of the weather which is often rain and a place I feel relaxed enough to create.

This was a relatively simple shot to create using my favourite black fibers, a camera rotation tool, a flash gun and my friend Leon.

I composed for the architecture of the kiln. It's pretty symmetrical so I shoot straight down the middle. I asked Leon to position himself in the frame in a perfect line between the camera and the flash gun.

I fired the shutter on the camera and on the count of 3, Leon jumped in the air, whilst airborne I fired the flash using a radio trigger freezing his silhouette mid-air and illuminating the kiln. Lens cap on I then swapped lenses (mid-exposure) to a zoom lens. I placed the black fibers at the bottom of the frame and removed the lens cap before zoom pulling from 17mm to 50mm and replacing the lens cap. I rotate the camera and repeat the zoom pull/rotation until the camera is back where it started

Shot in complete darkness during a long exposure.

I love how the zoom pull effect draws the eye to the human form in the middle of the frame as he is taken up.

If you'd like to see more light painting on Steemit then give @lightpaintershub "Lightpainters United" a follow and you'll be introduced into the wonderful world of light painting.

Happy days.

Posted using Partiko Android


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09.01.2020 09:58
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Cheers folks. Always much appreciated.

09.01.2020 12:13
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The picture literally jumps into your face. Strong!

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09.01.2020 10:12
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Cheers Mafu. That's what we like to hear mate.

09.01.2020 12:13
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