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Not sure about this... I uploaded yesterday, then pulled it as I wanted to straighten the trees, but it looked rubbish, so decided to leave as is, without manipulation...
Essentially, I tied a torch to a hold-all strap and swung it around in a sphere, all on one exposure...
Well I think it's great. You've done some really creative stuff with flash lights - keep up the good work!
Reminds me of when a Terminator lands in the past in a ball of light.
nice bit of light painting
I've always wanted to try this but not got around to it
I am glad you didn't straighten the trees because the distorted angle they have really carry the shot and give the composition a surreal feel. An interesting conceptual idea that has been well executed. The backlighting from the sun is great too and compliments the whole structure of the shot too.
PS Must have been a funny sight watching this being made!
Dude... that's just awesome. I love this shot.
Nothing Wrong with this , and the trees r fine , love ur light work.
First class idea done very well
I must add that the light in the background is from a far-off hut-type thing; the exposure is quite long, and it's pitch black in those them tharrr woods!
Cheers for the HC
Congrats on the HC. Mind-warping stuff, that photo.
Certainly works for me - have tried this idea myself since seeing your work - mine aren't a patch on yours!
triff ! perhaps the time of day couldve been a bit later , as theres lightish sky.
Dunno , never tried this tec , looks hard work though !
Dave, the shot was taken after 1am!
The shot was 9 minutes long, and it picked up a lot of moonlit clouds.
Great idea and concept .. love the camera angle but the shape in the foreground is just too bright. For this type of shot to be truly effective it really needs to retain the detail in there ... in all honesty I'd bin this one and go back out there and re-do it. I apprecia\te it can be tricky with the exopsures here but keeping the 9 minutes in similar light and running with a bit less flash and torch work would do the trick. Would be nice to use some ground markings to keep some additional seperation between the strands of light too .. making it a bit more uniform.
I think a polished version of this would be great.
Have I missed the point here? I thought Michael said he'd not used any flash...
Great shot as usual!
In my opini8on (and thanks for the critique), I'm 99% happy with this, even the brightness of it; it could do with being brighter as I wanted some eerie mind-blowing illumination almost like the ball is capable of setting fire to the surroundings. Binning the image is not an option - I love it, save for the perspective of the trees which I mentioned earlier, but even then, it displays height. No flash was used.
I do have another 'tamed' version which I'll post up soon, taken on the same night...
had made a feeble attempt after seeing your work.. got no where, so I am back to my street stuff and enjoy browsing thru your work
congratulations on HC and have a merry christmas. ( try catching santa this time?)
Nice work, could have been darker ...Orbs are hard to do, I have managed some quite successfully though
crikey you got an HC...off to find my orbs in the archives ...lol
well done though and your dragon is superb
almost a year since i saw one of your work for teh first time and trust me, I continue to be amazed.... My 16 year old thinks you are the super hero of EPZ
keep them coming.... we just love your work.
Sahyadri, awesome compliment; it means a lot. Thank you
I really like this; it's very creative!
However I think it's lacking something.. If you sharpened up the trees and pulled down the contrast around the light, I think this picture would have much more potential.
Voting on it anyway (:
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