A backlit flower, not sure what else to say about this.
Have a great week
Last week’s post was entitled ‘Light Fight’ but, as some of you may have realised there was light, but no fight. The reason was that I was intending to post the photos shown below but… didn’t, and then subsequently forgot to change the title.
The photos below were taken in the pitch black when we were in Kent. I’d thought about them before hand and then was pleased to have so much fun creating them. Maybe next time we’ll get costumes
So, Ammar (left) and Steve (right) having a thunderbolt fight, followed by Steve breathing fire…
The camera in each case was set to bulb mode. The guys got into position and held still in the pitch black. I then painted them with a 5 million candle powered torch, and finally ran over with my LED lights and then painted the fighting lights for each of them. Since I was moving fairly quickly and wasn’t lit, I thus don’t appear in the photograph at all.
Hope you guys enjoy these.
Have a great week…
So, before I went away, I had a few ideas of experimental photographs that I wanted to try in the darkness… and this was one… kind off On the first night, we decided to try and make an orb. A lot of different attempts finally resulted in the very first photo. Well done to Steven for perfecting it. The other photos were some outdoor swinging of fairy light fun that he, Ammar and I had. Sadly after we got back I remembered that we forgot to paint the outdoor scene with a torch. If I’d done that our orb would have been ‘on’ something, rather than just in the black!
If you’re interested in the orbs, check out Evan’s excellent Photo Extremist blog.
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I can’t stand Liquorice Allsorts, they taste horrible; however, the blue one looks quite nice. To create this photo, I got a black marble kitchen chopping board, piled up the allsorts and placed a black (or white) card behind them. These photos were taken with the 60mm Canon macro lens. The white card image has a grey looking base, this was down to the flash. I think for the black image, I left the light on and did a longer exposure. I prefer the whiter image, although a line where the card meets the board is clearly visible and quite distracting.
The past month has been pretty lame for me and photo taking. I’ve been busy at work and am at a mental block in terms of photo ideas. I wandered around a local park last week hoping to see something amazing which would make a good photo. Didn’t see anything. Still, here’s a weird photo, zooming out whilst look up at some pretty tall trees on a 0.5 second exposure. It’s different, I guess.