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Blazing Trail

By Hop-A-Long  
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.

Tags: Painting Light Dark Beach Water Sand Dune Grass Sea Flash and lighting El wire

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jaktis 14 84 Sweden
13 Oct 2012 12:33PM
So interesting lightpainting, it is also great to see and hear from you again. The master of write ups


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13 Oct 2012 12:33PM
Super ....Smile
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
13 Oct 2012 12:44PM
Glad to see you still blazing your trail on epz Andy, I like the effect the el wire has created
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1918 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2012 1:44PM

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???
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2012 2:01PM
Please be careful, Andy: soon Moira will be demanding her own tripod, too Smile
13 Oct 2012 2:07PM
What fun - go go go it's great. A
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
13 Oct 2012 2:14PM
The trials and tribulations of night photography. Great write up and a wonderful effect from the wire, Andy.

snappersue 9 11 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2012 2:31PM
Brilliant piece. Love it. Sue
SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
13 Oct 2012 3:11PM
Well executed image. And much fun to be had making it too. Smile
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2012 4:02PM

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2012 4:08PM
That's amazing! I'm off to google it too - that hot beef stew sounds wonderful!
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
13 Oct 2012 4:53PM
Good to see you back, Andy, and what a fascinating image you have returned to us with, super work Smile Carol
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
13 Oct 2012 5:54PM
so-- you were following the red not brick but ? string road--- Hope you found it! a creative image!
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
13 Oct 2012 6:09PM
It is certainly an unusual effect which has a certain impact.

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2012 8:55PM
the light on this image is great and the colour from your EL wire is superb - where ya bin?? Grin
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2012 1:04AM
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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