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Weekly IL Macro Challenge ending 8pm Sunday 26th June 2022 - Light Painting

EddieAC 17 3.5k 2 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2022 12:39PM
New challenge and I decided to go with a technique this week.

Any subject matter but turn the lights down low or completely off and use a torch, smartphone or anything that produces some light to make an exposure. It's something that I have done from time to time and can produce varied and interesting results.

The Rules:

1.The challenge is just for fun.
3. The image must be uploaded in a comment in this thread by 8pm (UK time) on the following Sunday
4. Only one upload per member
5. The person who hosts is the judge for that week's challenge and the judge’s decision is final
6. The winner gets to create, run and judge the challenge for the following week
7. Photos in the thread, no links.
8. For new participants - if you win, you will have to set and judge the next week's challenge.
9. Don't forget to turn off the lights.

The Example:

Carabosse Plus
19 42.4k 270 England
20 Jun 2022 12:46PM
I'm in the dark on this one! 👻
DaveRyder Plus
8 6.3k 14 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2022 9:46PM
There is only one Batmobile.
Illuminated with an LED torch.


Camera Model NameE-M5MarkIII
Lens ModelOLYMPUS M.30mm F3.5 Macro
F Number5.6
Shutter Speed Value1/40
Focal Length30.0 mm
Create Date24/06/2022 21:37

Carabosse Plus
19 42.4k 270 England
26 Jun 2022 1:59PM
Never tried this technique before! Used a conventional torch.


Camera Model NameILCE-6500
Lens ModelE 30mm F3.5 Macro
F Number22.0
Shutter Speed Value30
Focal Length30.0 mm
Create Date26/06/2022 14:42

saltireblue Plus
12 13.0k 82 Norway
26 Jun 2022 2:47PM

Camera Model NameX-T4
Lens ModelLaowa 65mm f/2.8
F Numberundef
Shutter Speed Value1/16
Focal Length65.0 mm
Create Date26/06/2022 13:53

Bubble blower and bottle. Lit with light on iPhone, covered in a couple of layers of toilet paper to diffuse the very harsh light.
EddieAC 17 3.5k 2 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2022 2:55PM
A little bump as a reminder to those who all hold a torch for this challenge. Smile
A little film noir ...


Camera Model NameX-H1
F Numberundef
Shutter Speed Value1/29
Focal Length40.0 mm
Create Date26/06/2022 15:18

EddieAC 17 3.5k 2 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2022 8:22PM
Well time is up. I have just got to get our 19 month old onto bed then will return with a decision.
EddieAC 17 3.5k 2 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2022 10:04PM
Back again and in time honoured tradition, a couple of words or lines based upon each entry.

Dave - This takes me back to when I used to come home from school and turn on the TV to watch the series with Adam West. Some nice Gotham suitable lighting there and could this be the Joker in the pack? Wink

C.B. - A nice Buddha statue and very well lit too. Nice shadows and graduated lighting on the background.

Malc - The bubbles look good with the lighting and I'm guessing that the colourful background is the bubble container. Also good use of whatever is necessary to control the light.

Andrew - As with C.B.'s some good shadows there and nice lighting as a result. Also a nice angle with film noir which suits the contrasty lighting.

Okay now it's getting on a bit so time to announce the winner and this may be the most difficult choice I have ever made since I started posting into these challenges as each one is a worthy winner but this week I have decided to go with C.B.'s Buddha statue. Nice lighting and textured background.

So well done to C.B. and many thanks everyone for taking part this week. Smile
DaveRyder Plus
8 6.3k 14 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2022 10:06PM
Well done CB and thanks Eddie
Carabosse Plus
19 42.4k 270 England
26 Jun 2022 11:12PM
Thank you very much indeed Eddie, and for this week's challenge. Smile

I'll be back with next week's subject later.
26 Jun 2022 11:36PM
Well done CB and thanks Eddie for a great challenge which got me thinking and trying new techniques :}
sjr Plus
5 690 England
27 Jun 2022 5:59AM
Congrats CB & well done all some great images this week.
I found myself left in the dark for this challenge due to a busy six day week at work and needing to catch up with jobs at home.
I must try and get myself a bit better organized and a shot taken earlier than trying to rush in the last hour.
saltireblue Plus
12 13.0k 82 Norway
27 Jun 2022 8:56AM
Well done CB - and many thanks, Eddie for this weeks adventure,

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