Hello one and all and here is my first post here on Steemit. I hope you like it.
I am a light painting photographer and artist from the UK and like to create shots like this using various tools and the magic of Light Painting.
I've been exploring the darkness for a fair few years now, working out how to light it up in such a way to twist reality and create beauty using light and my imagination.
For this image I used a tool which allows me to rotate my camera around the axis of the lens during a long exposure. In front of the camera I placed a leaf which I found lying on the ground. I clamped it in a light stand and lit it from behind with a flashlight. I started the exposure and removed the lens cap for 2 seconds then replaced it, rotated the camera 40 degrees and repeated further 8 times. Next I panned my camera off to one side and repeated the process before panning in the opposite direction and going again.
I next changed the lens on my camera (without ending the exposure) and asked my friend Tei to take up position in the tunnel. I removed the lens cap and walked behind him with a pair of net curtains and another flashlight covered in an orange gel. (Normal Saturday night behavior right?)
I waved the net curtain around behind him following the motion with the orange light to create his silhouette and the cool fiery effect.
I perform minor adjustments in Lightroom to contrast and other levels then applied a crop but never any photoshop.
That's the magic of lightpainting; taking a blank canvas (the darkness) and creating a whole other universe and capturing a moment which essentially never happened.
I hope you enjoyed this write up and fingers crossed I haven't bewildered you or worse still bored you to death.
Thanks for reading and catch you again soon.