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Metalhead 10 1.9k 2 England
17 Dec 2008 1:42PM
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.

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nefaman 12 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2008 1:43PM
nice bit of light painting
I've always wanted to try this but not got around to it
andy210966 10 4 119 Wales
17 Dec 2008 2:25PM
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.

Excellent work.


PS Must have been a funny sight watching this being made!
certx 11 415 1 United States
17 Dec 2008 2:42PM
Dude... that's just awesome. I love this shot.

17 Dec 2008 2:49PM
Nothing Wrong with this , and the trees r fine , love ur light work.
Regards mrfields
User_Removed 15 39 6 Scotland
17 Dec 2008 2:49PM
First class idea done very well

yellowmunky 13 127 1 Wales
17 Dec 2008 2:57PM
Cheers amigos...

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! Grin

Cheers for the HC Smile
17 Dec 2008 4:32PM
Congrats on the HC. Mind-warping stuff, that photo.
17 Dec 2008 4:33PM
Certainly works for me - have tried this idea myself since seeing your work - mine aren't a patch on yours!
Eviscera 11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2008 6:20PM
triff ! perhaps the time of day couldve been a bit later , as theres lightish sky.

Dunno , never tried this tec , looks hard work though !

yellowmunky 13 127 1 Wales
17 Dec 2008 7:44PM
Dave, the shot was taken after 1am! Grin
The shot was 9 minutes long, and it picked up a lot of moonlit clouds.
culturedcanvas 12 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2008 8:40PM
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.

Goggz 11 2.3k 72 Wales
21 Dec 2008 1:46AM
Have I missed the point here? I thought Michael said he'd not used any flash...
Great shot Smile as usual!
Cheers, Goggz
yellowmunky 13 127 1 Wales
21 Dec 2008 1:21PM
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...
Sahyadri 10 61 2 India
22 Dec 2008 6:32PM
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 Smile

congratulations on HC and have a merry christmas. ( try catching santa this time?)
Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
3 Mar 2009 8:37PM
Nice work, could have been darker ...Orbs are hard to do, I have managed some quite successfully though

crikey you got an to find my orbs in the archives
well done though and your dragon is superb

Sahyadri 10 61 2 India
23 Mar 2009 9:25AM
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 EPZSmile

keep them coming.... we just love your work.
yellowmunky 13 127 1 Wales
23 Mar 2009 3:11PM
Sahyadri, awesome compliment; it means a lot. Thank you Smile
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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