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Alone in the Dark

By Hop-A-Long  
Another from the night of the beef stew, err, I mean, from the night we did some light painting. Although it was the night we had that amazing stew, drooling now, keyboard getting wet, sparks, smoke........................................sorry, the keyboards fine, I was just dreaming, I'll try not to think of that hot beef stew, mmmmm stew, no, stop it Andy.
Where was I, oh yes, this photo. We returned to the car and now it was completely dark this single light drew my attention like a moth to, well a light, ahem. I quickly unpacked my gear as it was now stowed away on my trolley, which is fantastic by the way. My mate was tired of carrying his heavy bag back to the car, I hadn't even noticed I was dragging my 2 st in weight bag, tripod and bag of painting with light goodies behind me. Oops! gone off track a little again here, erm, oh yes I got the gear I needed and headed for this light. After a few shots I got this one. Isn't it great when you are trying to capture something and it just doesn't feel right, then all of a sudden, click it's in the bag, perfection, well to me it is anyway. I captured this in the nick of time as shortly after my lens had warmed sufficiently enough to start fogging up.
I returned to the car where my mate was shooting the stars, he found the same problem, misted up lens. I have heard of people wrapping their lenses with scarves or even socks to prevent this. I will have to research it and maybe try it next time, I may even get Gill to knit my lenses their own wooly jumpers. Hey, they could have seasonal ones depending on what time of year I'm out shooting, a nice snowman for winter, leaves for autumn, the designs are never ending. What a fantastic concept, did I hear someone say rubbish, yes you could have one with rubbish on it, although I'm not sure which season that could be.

Hope you like it. Thanks for looking and for any comments.

Tags: Road Dark Grass Night Orange Street light Flash and lighting

Voters: CarolG, franken, gwynn56 and 20 more

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
15 Oct 2012 2:13PM
Eerie, Andy, waiting to see what comes out of the dark at you Wink A fine capture. Carol

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mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
15 Oct 2012 3:38PM
Thank goodness Andy,proof at last.
No one believed when I told them I saw a UFO on my way home from the pub recently !!
Did they beam you up for a cup of tea ?
They did with me,but when I asked for something stronger, and if they had any women aboard,they beamed me back down and sped off very quickly !!
Good shot.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
15 Oct 2012 4:06PM
Intriguing. A street light to see what desolation looks like at night Tongue

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2012 4:22PM
Street lighting is so atmospheric - you've captured it absolutely here. Whenever I go to our local station (in the heart of the countryside) I look longingly at the lights on the platforms and dream of such a picture, especially when there's a bit of moisture in the atmosphere. Next time .... Great image btw!
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
15 Oct 2012 4:26PM
I obviously need to try some of this beef stew Wink A unique and atmospheric composition.

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2012 4:44PM
A great foreword or two Andy, Supported by an exceptionally cracking image. The atmosphere and mood created is somewhat rather comforting, yet at the same time rather eerie.

Regards Nathan
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2012 4:59PM
The beef stew is becoming famous. Soon somebody will be asking you to publish the recipe Smile
A most interesting image, Andy: the lamp appears at first glance to be detached from its post. I think Mick knows the feeling Wink
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2012 6:53PM
love it to bits
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
15 Oct 2012 8:00PM
Spectacular and unusual lighting-- MOST creative!
1881 6 India
16 Oct 2012 7:59PM
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Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
24 Oct 2012 5:37PM
A very eerie and atmospheric image Andy

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