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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Photo taken from overhead bridge. Equip: Torch, Neon reflective jacket, tripod, cable release, mirror lockup. Disadvantage did wifes image by 'paiinting with light first', so arrived late at bridge site and traffic flow had diminished. Next time, will look for site without Sodium (Na) lights which give bright yellow caste.
Submitted: Saturday, 5th January, 2013 14:46 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 29th December, 2012
Focal length: 85 mm
Shutter speed: 32 sec
Aperture: F22
ISO: 200
Notes: 1024x683
Views: 208
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