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Light Painting Lunacy @ Forresters…

by on Jun.18, 2013, under Life, Photography

I joined a number of others for an evening of light painting at Forresters beach on the NSW Central Coast – orbs, EL wire, cold cathodes, coloured LED’s, lasers all armed and ready. A model in a flowing white wedding dress, the ocean surging in and steel wool alight – what could go wrong :)….

Note: These photographs (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.

The evening started with a number of rounds of burning steel wool spinning over this large flat area of relatively still water on the rock shelf.



NIKON D600 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 16 mm, 121.00 sec at f/8, ISO 100

and since we had a number of people who hadn’t done light painting before they wanted to see what effects the different light painting tools might produce we almost threw the kitchen sink at this one incorporating all manner of light painting over one long exposure – yes it’s a mess but it was an educational mess 🙂

Spinning steel wool (left) + spun LED orb (middle) + red/blue EL wire (front) + blue cold cathode ribbons (middle) + green LED toch (rocks in the middle) + sparklers? (across the middle)

The Sink

The Sink

NIKON D600 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 16 mm, 362 sec at f/8, ISO 100

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