Light Painting

Challenge #3 in the Night Photography series. Hosted by dweberphotography.
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Every photographer knows that light is the key element in creating an image. So, what happens when there IS no light available to use? In this challenge, I would like to see images of light painting. For those of you who don't know what this is, light painting involves taking images in near darkness with a long exposure time and a deep depth of field. During this time, you take a light and shine it over areas of your subject to "paint" it. This technique allows photographers to have a large amount of control over where light will hit the subject and the intensity of the light itself. This method yields interesting images that are appealing to the eye. There are no guidelines for size of the image. I advise you to use a tripod for these images, and use a shutter release on BULB mode.
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Played around with the best way to show a "painting" something with a brush stroke, and then this hit me. I think it fits the bill. Fist time I've actively tried something like this, other than just spinning a glo-stick at night or something.
Submitted: Thursday, 3rd January, 2013 01:18 (GMT)
Taken: Wednesday, 2nd January, 2013
Focal length: 4.1 mm
Shutter speed: 15 sec
Aperture: F3.3
ISO: 80
Notes: Lumix P&S camera on Starry Mode with 15 second shutter. Shot in a near dark, closed garage. Light was "painted" with a covered flashlight, small hole in cardboard taped over it. I used minor post-processing to crop and clone out a corner that was off the edge of the angled table. Also a tiny saturation and brightness/contrast. Pretty much what came right out of the camera.
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