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Oh my, oh my, oh my, where on earth have I been? I don't rightly know myself, is the answer.
I have just been so busy doing this, that and the other that I have no time to even think. It has truly been ridiculous.
So, hello everyone and I hope you are all well.
I am keeping it short today because this, that and the other still isn't finished and unfortunately it is important that it is.

Righteo then, onto the short.......ish piece for this image.
I managed to get out with a friend a few nights ago and we headed for Hartlepool. We decided to stop at Crimdon Dene where there are some lovely sand dunes.
We had taken all of our light painting gear with the sole intention of getting some creative shots in the dark.
I have recently purchased some El Wire which is basically a piece of wire that lights up, if bounced in the air during a long exposure it can give the viewer the feeling of flames dancing or if converted to mono is becomes smokey. This image is the result.
After a good few hours there we decided to head home as it was getting cold. It was then that we found our bags were sopping wet. The damp air had began to turn to dew on our bags, equipment and even ourselves, my wooly hat was drenched.
We got back to the car and the pair of us reached for our flasks, they were not filled with tea as you would expect for me, but Gill had filled them with some fantastically thick and hot beef stew. Oh! Did that go down the right way and what a way to warm up.
We went home where I topped up my now depleting tea levels.

Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

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 - 6:57 PM
Focal Length:17mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:121sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Custom
Title:Blazing Trail
Username:Hop-A-Long Hop-A-Long
Uploaded:13 Oct 2012 - 12:30 PM
Tags:Beach, Dark, Dune, El wire, Flash / lighting, Grass, Light, Painting, Sand, Sea, Water
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13 Oct 2012 - 12:33 PM

So interesting lightpainting, it is also great to see and hear from you again. The master of write ups


13 Oct 2012 - 12:33 PM

Super ....Smile


Glad to see you still blazing your trail on epz Andy, I like the effect the el wire has created

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13 Oct 2012 - 1:44 PM

Quote: El Wire which is basically a piece of wire that lights up, if bounced in the air during a long exposure it can give the viewer the feeling of flames dancing or if converted to mono is becomes smokey.

I'm off to do some Googling, that might just be my Christmas present to myself! This would even induce me to use a tripod...
I like the fact that you have used the effect in such a simple, mundane setting. Thinks - I wonder what the local police would think if we did this in the town centre at night???

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 13 Oct 2012 - 1:44 PM

Please be careful, Andy: soon Moira will be demanding her own tripod, too Smile


What fun - go go go it's great. A


The trials and tribulations of night photography. Great write up and a wonderful effect from the wire, Andy.


13 Oct 2012 - 2:31 PM

Brilliant piece. Love it. Sue


Well executed image. And much fun to be had making it too. Smile





That's amazing! I'm off to google it too - that hot beef stew sounds wonderful!


Good to see you back, Andy, and what a fascinating image you have returned to us with, super work Smile Carol


so-- you were following the red not brick but ? string road--- Hope you found it! a creative image!

Last Modified By taggart at 13 Oct 2012 - 5:55 PM

It is certainly an unusual effect which has a certain impact.



the light on this image is great and the colour from your EL wire is superb - where ya bin?? Grin


An extremely informative introduction Andy. As for the image, well "What can I say?". Creative, Imaginative, wonderfully executed, and a cracking outcome.

Regards Nathan Grin

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