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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.

Camera:Nikon D700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:6 Oct 2012 - 7:53 PM
Focal Length:19mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:30sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Alone in the Dark
Username:Hop-A-Long Hop-A-Long
Uploaded:15 Oct 2012 - 2:05 PM
Tags:Dark, Flash / lighting, Grass, Night, Orange, Road, Street light
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Voters:CarolG · franken · gwynn56 · Badgerfred · Herge88 · mikbee · helenlinda · WhiteRose1 · AnnChown · fentiger · johnriley1uk · NDODS · woolybill1 · SlowSong · mrswoolybill · KeithCullis · Silverzone · pluckyfilly · colijohn · taggart · uggyy · 1881 · Glostopcat ·
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CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 2:13 PM

Eerie, Andy, waiting to see what comes out of the dark at you Wink A fine capture. Carol

mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 3:38 PM

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.

WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51381 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 4:06 PM

Intriguing. A street light to see what desolation looks like at night Tongue


AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 4:22 PM

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 Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 4:26 PM

I obviously need to try some of this beef stew Wink A unique and atmospheric composition.


NDODS Plus Member 44244 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom115 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 4:44 PM

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 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 4:59 PM

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 Plus Member 8343 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 6:53 PM

love it to bits

taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 8:00 PM

Spectacular and unusual lighting-- MOST creative!

1881  3 India
16 Oct 2012 - 7:59 PM

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Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 5:37 PM

A very eerie and atmospheric image Andy

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