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Sing, Dance, Fly

By Acancarter  
I've had a couple of days working on my machine and managed to configure it for 'octave' detuning, with very slow decay. After a lot of fiddling, trials, failures etc I think I hit a real sweetspot. The forms have no symmetry, but seem to float in strange and etherial ways. These three elements seemed to me evocative of singing (a harmonic speech bubble emanating from a point), dancing (a figure flowing through the air) and flying (a form or creature leaping upwards into the air, arms outstretched). I hope you see other aspects in the elements, as in any abstract. This is just what it brings to my mind. It is a bit aspirational. I can't sing, dance or fly! This is probably my favourite of all the images I've produced with this machine. The colour toning is straight out of camera - the LED/pinhole source has a slight angular/ spatial colour variation due to the phosphor.

Thanks for all the votes and comments - and mod - yesterday, most appreciated

Fabio's Sonification added as blog. Great stuff! Sonification

Tags: Abstract Specialist and abstract Light painting harmonograph floating forms

Voters: RonDM, FabioKeiner, Robert51 and 31 more


RonDM Plus
7 258 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2021 9:15AM
Brilliant image

FabioKeiner 9 111 1 Austria
9 Jul 2021 9:17AM
if you permit, I'll try a sonification of your masterpiece (uploading it at for your pleasureSmile)
9 Jul 2021 9:22AM
Fabio, that would be brilliant. If you PM me, I'll send a link to a high res version! Andy
FabioKeiner 9 111 1 Austria
9 Jul 2021 9:26AM

Quote:Fabio, that would be brilliant. If you PM me, I'll send a link to a high res version! Andy
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2021 9:27AM
Beautiful composition, great work !!
Isabel GrinGrin
9 Jul 2021 9:44AM
Wonderfully ethereal triptych here Andy, just right for the present times! Beautiful and inspiring, yes 👌

Dave 🙂
A wonderfully creative it! Smile
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
9 Jul 2021 2:28PM
I have no idea what you mean on how you produced this.'s beautiful and I can see what you see in the image. Very cleverly created.
9 Jul 2021 3:32PM
Excellent and innovative !
9 Jul 2021 4:01PM
Many thanks for all the exciting and encouraging comments on this image! I was pleased with it and wanted to post it while it was fresh in my mind. Thanks for all the awards, Fabio, Dave, Steve, John and Sandy. I've just made a large print of this, which has fine detail you can't see here; I wish I could share it with you.

Fabio had a brilliant idea of 'Sonifying' the image and has sent me a file - Outworldy, mystifying but in harmony with the image. I'm excited by pushing and linking photography to other art forms, as well as collaborating. We will put this on a short blog, so you can hear Fabio's interpretation of the image. Hopefully today or tomorrow. Andy

cooky Plus
18 6 6 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2021 8:37PM
Quite other worldly and from another dimension Andy. As you might an imagine UFOs dancing in harmony. No awards left as I'm making another late appearance here.

FabioKeiner 9 111 1 Austria
9 Jul 2021 10:17PM
voilá, my try on sonification of 'sing, dance, fly' at :

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