Light painting fun!
Large open spaces provided opportunity for some nocturnal play on our recent trip to the countryside in Sea Ranch. Have you tried light painting? If not, read on and I’ll explain :)
F/5.6, ISO 200, 40 seconds
Light painting generally involves sweeping light over an area with a flashlight while taking a long exposure. The camera sees and records the light, as well as stationary objects in the scene that are absorbing the light. Moving things, such as the person holding the light, are not recorded, thus becoming invisible. Pretty cool eh? For the shot above my sister, facing the camera with a flashlight, wrote Aswirly in the sky. She’s there in the scene, but the camera didn’t pick her up. Light painting like this is alot of fun if you have an open place, friends and kids, and a camera. You can do it with a point and shoot too as long as you have a tripod, or at least somewhere to rest the camera so it doesn’t move during the exposure.
F/5, ISO 400, 30 seconds