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Painting by Light

By JCowlan
Having already pre-focused on my subject, I completely blacked out the room. I used an aperture of f11 and my shutter speed was set to bulb, using a remote release which has a locking facility I locked the shutter open. The shutter remained open for approximately 45sec's. During this time I used a pen-lite torch to paint the apples and pears with light using tiny cicular movments around each peice of fruit.
Another image scanned onto the computer using my Epson 4990.
Only the border and title have been added in photoshop.

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sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
25 Feb 2006 10:09AM
A successful experiment by the look of it.


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Helmut 11 1
25 Feb 2006 10:14AM
Thanks for the how to.... The results are superb.
25 Feb 2006 11:00AM
Brilliant!! excellent lighting, Well done bro! xx
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
25 Feb 2006 11:19AM
I like this experiment--the quality of the colors made using this light is supurb--very rich and natural---

Good work!
thorn 12 124 2 Scotland
25 Feb 2006 11:49AM
Hi James,excellent work,detail,lines,symmetry,lighting,shadows and exposure.Brilliant still life work.Take care.AnnSmile
thankyou for your kind comments,much appreciated.
foggytwo 13 36 1 Scotland
25 Feb 2006 12:28PM
Very nice James,like this one.Wonderful end result.
KateEW 11
25 Feb 2006 1:28PM
Really love the warm tones in this. Also thanks for all your kind comments lately. Smile
banehawi Plus
12 1.6k 3618 Canada
25 Feb 2006 1:31PM
Interesting technique, - does look like a painting too.

tonymarq 11 1 United States
25 Feb 2006 1:51PM
James perfect use of light to bring out just enough colour,a light shine,detail and shadows! well done on a great imagination filled image!

stay well
Paul Morgan 15 18.6k 6 England
25 Feb 2006 3:13PM
Well worked and like your discription.
BerthaDBluze 12 19
25 Feb 2006 4:27PM
What a wonderful shot, great work! I love the composition, lighting, and colors! Smile
25 Feb 2006 4:41PM
Oh, cool. I used to do stuff like this when I first got into photography. This is great. =)
Chant57 Plus
11 395 3 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2006 1:05AM
-click- for capture
-click- for the how to.
Jaye 11 3
26 Feb 2006 1:16AM
Hi James You are very clever to have the knowledge and imagination to do that terrific shot...Judith
sunshot 12 24 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2006 3:41AM
this is fabulous!! very well taken. spot on
glenalva Plus
11 338 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2006 5:38AM
Brilliant, love the rich lighting and colours!!

evelen 12 5 England
26 Feb 2006 8:30AM
great work.
angelamary 11 6 England
27 Feb 2006 1:22AM
A lot of hard work! Well caught!
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
27 Feb 2006 8:43AM
Well captured natural colours within the light and shadows. A very good result for your effort James. Nice one.

VNelson 12 3 United States
27 Feb 2006 11:11AM
Great work. Must have been fun. You sure know what you're doing.

ChristineL 12 39 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2006 11:25AM
I've read about this technique, but never tried it, you've had a great result here, nice shot,
KBan 12 498 4 England
27 Feb 2006 11:28AM
good work here
annefromleo 11 11 1 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2006 11:33AM
Wow James you have excelled yourself this time, a fantastic still life , and what a way to achieve it, I'm impressed.Very well done 26 click!
TessC 11 1 Ireland
27 Feb 2006 12:42PM
Very well done! Fantastic effect. Going to try that sometime!
27 Feb 2006 3:32PM
Congratulations! The colours are very strong.
27 Feb 2006 11:26PM
great still life,lovely effect and colour
TeresaH 11 1.1k United Kingdom
28 Feb 2006 12:01AM
Sounds an interesting experiment to have a go with. Did you change the white balance setting at all?

28 Feb 2006 3:10AM
Brilliant capture.
JCowlan 11 England
28 Feb 2006 9:41AM
Thank you;
Paul, Helmet, Sis (Steph),
Jenn, Ann, Pete,Kate(EW)
W, Tonymarq, Paul Morgan,
Bertha, Carmen, Chant,
Judith,Marc, Alison,
AngelaMary, Vern, Chrissie(L)
Keith, Anne, Bill Samantha,
Teresa and Christine(D).

Also anyone else that voted on this image.

Your comments are very much appreciated,
Thank you for your continued support

Take Care
Mari 13 1.8k United Kingdom
28 Feb 2006 11:23AM
Beautiful, James, great lighting and colour

Mari Smile
ChazB 11 64 3 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2006 5:35AM
Lovely lighting and warm tones, excellent composition!
JulieTinton 11 39 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2006 10:18AM
Very clever! great shot!
Mavis Plus
15 143 2 England
1 Mar 2006 12:24PM
Marvellous work James . Really great painting with light .
Like your new Bio pic !!
daringdaphne 12 82 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2006 7:38AM
Lovely colours on this beautifully presented picture. Like the title too!!

elcid 12 150 England
2 Mar 2006 9:17AM
Nice one James, great ' How to ' as well.

Ceciliat 12 6 Philippines
2 Mar 2006 8:44PM
Beautiful fruits arrangement,love the colour and presentation...
Well done...
CollY 11 14
4 Mar 2006 4:50PM
Great shot James, these are so much fun to do. The lighting worked well here and the colouring is great.
donnaree 12 36
7 Mar 2006 8:41PM
Interesting painting with a pen light. Love the effect you achieved here.

Well done.

Donna Smile

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