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Spacial Anomaly

by on May.08, 2022, under Photography

Spacial Anomaly

Spacial Anomaly

NIKON Z 7 + 14.0 mm f/2.4 @ 14 mm, 629 sec at f/8, ISO 100 + 41 sec at f/8, ISO 800 x 70 Frames

Well… It’s a day later than we’d planned and a completely different location… but…

Here Gerry and I are at Middle Head Fort… and well… it appears some sort of spacial anomaly has ripped the fabric of space… again…

We’d ostensibly come here to shoot star trails with the fort along with some light painting. This is the second last composition of the night. The last contains a pretty epic single shot steel wool spin by Gerry. More on that later…

So the shot… This is me doing the orb with the new LED Umbrella. I’ve also added some “fairy dust” sunstars using my new Anduril 2 based Emisar D4V2 in momentary party strobe mode. (which only arrived earlier this day). Many thanks to Stephen Knight for the tip on this. All the extensive aqua/green EL wire goodness courtesy of Gerry. For a crazy long single 629 second (over 10 minutes) light paint

This is my second session with the LED Umbrella. I’m definitely refining my use of the tool – this one a different technique to the ones from the previous weekend

We’d ended up spending many hours doing other orb and dome light painting in another good location at the fort. Again more on that later 🙂

So it ended up being after midnight before we’d even started the foreground light painting shots for this composition. Let alone the actual shots for the star trails. Ideally I’d have liked 2 hours worth of star trails shots. Alas we weren’t going to wait around that long in the cold and dark. So we had to make do with a much shorter set of 70 x 41 second frames (about 45 mins worth). All up we didn’t finish till 1:30AM! sigh… Happy Mothers Day indeed…


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