I returned to Bondi to join my regular photography crew for some creative light painting of the sculptures by the sea. Instead of trying to photograph many sculptures we spent a lot of time composing, light painting and photographing just a few. If there’s anything you particularly like I’d be keen to know…
Note: These images (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger – so click any of the images below to see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer.
First up is a twilight image of the stag and sunset before the others arrived – no light painting here – just a 0.9 Grad ND to hold down the sky
Followed by one 30 minutes later where we’ve lightpainted the stag during a long exposure (90 seconds)
This sculpture with metal flames in a campfire of stones was my favourite composition of the night and with the very long exposure, the moving clouds, the moonlight and our lightpainting I felt we’ve given this scene a very otherworldly feel – here are my two takes on it, first up a vertical composition – very close from down very low with the ultra wide angle lens
and then a horizontal including the moon behind the clouds in the shot
What else do you do with a giant tap by the sea but give it a red river flow :). This one is pretty close to as shot
Last up one with a metal tree and a crazy coloured full moon – it really was quite yellow/orange when it was low down near the horizon