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Not sure about this... I uploaded yesterday, then pulled it as I wanted to straighten the trees, but it looked rubbish, so decided to leave as is, without manipulation...

Essentially, I tied a torch to a hold-all strap and swung it around in a sphere, all on one exposure...

Title:Blair Witch
Username:yellowmunky yellowmunky
Uploaded:17 Dec 2008 - 1:38 PM
Tags:Brecon beacons, Flash / lighting, General, Landscape / travel, Light graffiti, Torch, Torches
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Metalhead
Metalhead  71888 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2008 - 1:42 PM

Well I think it's great. You've done some really creative stuff with flash lights - keep up the good work!

Reminds me of when a Terminator lands in the past in a ball of light.

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nefaman
nefaman  9 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2008 - 1:43 PM

nice bit of light painting
I've always wanted to try this but not got around to it

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andy210966
17 Dec 2008 - 2:25 PM

I am glad you didn't straighten the trees because the distorted angle they have really carry the shot and give the composition a surreal feel. An interesting conceptual idea that has been well executed. The backlighting from the sun is great too and compliments the whole structure of the shot too.

Excellent work.

Andy

PS Must have been a funny sight watching this being made!

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certx
certx  8415 forum posts United States1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2008 - 2:42 PM

Dude... that's just awesome. I love this shot.

Curtis

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mrfields
mrfields  7 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2008 - 2:49 PM

Nothing Wrong with this , and the trees r fine , love ur light work.
Regards mrfields

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17 Dec 2008 - 2:49 PM

First class idea done very well


victor

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yellowmunky
17 Dec 2008 - 2:57 PM

Cheers amigos...

I must add that the light in the background is from a far-off hut-type thing; the exposure is quite long, and it's pitch black in those them tharrr woods! Grin

Cheers for the HC Smile

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17 Dec 2008 - 4:32 PM

Congrats on the HC. Mind-warping stuff, that photo.

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gnospellius
17 Dec 2008 - 4:33 PM

Certainly works for me - have tried this idea myself since seeing your work - mine aren't a patch on yours!
Mark

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Eviscera
Eviscera e2 Member 81105 forum postsEviscera vcard United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2008 - 6:20 PM

triff ! perhaps the time of day couldve been a bit later , as theres lightish sky.

Dunno , never tried this tec , looks hard work though !

Dave

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yellowmunky
17 Dec 2008 - 7:44 PM

Dave, the shot was taken after 1am! Grin
The shot was 9 minutes long, and it picked up a lot of moonlit clouds.

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culturedcanvas
17 Dec 2008 - 8:40 PM

Great idea and concept .. love the camera angle but the shape in the foreground is just too bright. For this type of shot to be truly effective it really needs to retain the detail in there ... in all honesty I'd bin this one and go back out there and re-do it. I apprecia\te it can be tricky with the exopsures here but keeping the 9 minutes in similar light and running with a bit less flash and torch work would do the trick. Would be nice to use some ground markings to keep some additional seperation between the strands of light too .. making it a bit more uniform.

I think a polished version of this would be great.

Dan

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Goggz
Goggz  72301 forum posts Wales72 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2008 - 1:46 AM

Have I missed the point here? I thought Michael said he'd not used any flash...
Great shot Smile as usual!
Cheers, Goggz

Last Modified By Goggz at 21 Dec 2008 - 1:47 AM

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yellowmunky
21 Dec 2008 - 1:21 PM

In my opini8on (and thanks for the critique), I'm 99% happy with this, even the brightness of it; it could do with being brighter as I wanted some eerie mind-blowing illumination almost like the ball is capable of setting fire to the surroundings. Binning the image is not an option - I love it, save for the perspective of the trees which I mentioned earlier, but even then, it displays height. No flash was used.
I do have another 'tamed' version which I'll post up soon, taken on the same night...

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Sahyadri
Sahyadri  661 forum posts India2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Dec 2008 - 6:32 PM

had made a feeble attempt after seeing your work.. got no where, so I am back to my street stuff and enjoy browsing thru your work Smile

congratulations on HC and have a merry christmas. ( try catching santa this time?)

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Diana
Diana e2 Member 82011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2009 - 8:37 PM

Nice work, could have been darker ...Orbs are hard to do, I have managed some quite successfully though

crikey you got an HC...off to find my orbs in the archives ...lol
well done though and your dragon is superb

Diana

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Sahyadri
Sahyadri  661 forum posts India2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2009 - 9:25 AM

almost a year since i saw one of your work for teh first time and trust me, I continue to be amazed.... My 16 year old thinks you are the super hero of EPZSmile

keep them coming.... we just love your work.

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yellowmunky
23 Mar 2009 - 3:11 PM

Sahyadri, awesome compliment; it means a lot. Thank you Smile

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x-DeadOnArrival--

I really like this; it's very creative!
However I think it's lacking something.. If you sharpened up the trees and pulled down the contrast around the light, I think this picture would have much more potential.
Voting on it anyway (:

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