Saturday, August 05, 2006

Another Test Shot -- My Turn to Paint with Light

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Blogger micki said...

Two weekends ago I tried a couple of test shots. I did one star trail which didn’t work out at all, and two painting with light tests. The first didn’t expose, the flashlight wasn’t bright enough. This one did. These are four of the half dozen or so large trees right outside my front door. I used a rather large, but not so bright flashlight (cost about $3) and painted each tree for about 10 seconds or so. Then I just swept the bushes in front of them a couple of times with the light. So, here’s my test shot, learned something new. Now I have to get creative with it.

Let me say, this was my first roll of Fuji Superia, and although you can’t tell with this image, this is a great film! I shot mostly flowers to test this film. The colors are gorgeous! I’ll run a test of this film against Kodak’s Ultra Color to see if my new favorite color film will change from the UC to Superia.

Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Fuji Superia ISO 100
Shutter Speed - Bulb setting around 60-90 seconds (I didn’t time)
Aperture Setting - f-11 Manual Mode
Lens - Minolta 28-85mm zoom lens @ 85mm
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

Things I’m Thankful to Cliff For… Scrubbing the rust stains out of my sinks the last time you were here.

8:31 AM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

I like this. I bought a huge portable spotlight so that I could try this technique out at the beach (hoping to use it on a light house that's why the very powerful spotlight). I haven't had the chance to try it yet but I am hoping to very soon. You had very good results with it here.

9:17 AM  
Blogger [t e r r o r k i t t e n] said...

NIce one Micki...my immeadiate reaction was that you were out filming stills for the blair witch project....has a scary feel. Nice one. Phil

12:40 PM  
Anonymous Ayash Basu said...

This looks so lifelike, I almost expect a bear to walk out any minute from behind those trees. Great effect.

12:52 PM  
Blogger PlasticTV said...

This shot strongly reminds me of my army days camping out in the woods haha.

1:34 PM  
Anonymous Doris said...

You did an awesome job!!!!!!!!!

One of the guys at the from I go to. Naturescape.net used his head lamp to light up a portion of land in his nigh sky shot. It looked really neat!

3:57 PM  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

Cool experiment. This is something that I've been wanting to try, too.

5:25 PM  
Anonymous AG said...

I do admire your drive to experiment and this is an extraordinary effect you’ve achieved. My own latest fun with film used Fuji Superia and I was well struck by the saturated yet still balanced colors.

5:46 PM  
Anonymous Andy said...

Be careful, Micki. That painting with light stuff and night photography in general is quite addictive. You've got an advantage here that we digital folks are lacking. That is the ability to create very long exposures. I'm looking forward to seeing more.

8:26 PM  
Blogger Marcelo said...

Liked your style a lot. great pictures.
Marcelo

http://photo-mantra.blogspot.com/

9:59 PM  
Anonymous jlc said...

gorgeous scary picture ;)

3:24 AM  
Blogger Azhar said...

A very creative technique, but the shot is just OK for me.

3:44 AM  
Anonymous Still said...

The light on this trunks shows a lot of details. I imagine discover them by a car at night.

5:37 AM  
Blogger Chris Fry said...

Isn't light painting great fun Micki? There's just enough light to show the texture of the tree trunks. Good shot.

5:50 AM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Very creative and scary at the same time, well done!

7:43 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

The possibilities with this kind of technique are nearly limitless - not to mention that it gives the photographer something to do during those long exposures :-)

8:50 AM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

Andy....with digital you can do very long exposures just like with film, if you use the bulb setting (not all cameras can do this DSLR's usually have a bulb setting. (It helps to have the remote trigger). But most definitely can be done, The bulb setting allows you to choose how long to expose the scene. The write time can be the troubling part. Make sure the battery is fullly charged and don't try too many shots at a time.

I also have a ?? for other bloggers...my site is saying files published 0% when I publish and I just wanted to know if anyone else is experiencing this today. I am concerned since my blog had a lot of issues and I don't know if this issue is me or blogger this time.

9:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is the best work, which I ever ve seen Everything is so harmonious, that even such aggressive critic as I would not be desirable to change anything!
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