#504 Paint with Light
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mark fadely
Registered: Oct 09, 2005
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Middle of the woods late at night with a sparkler and a piece of string. I've been interested in light painting for a while so this week I thought I'd give it a whirl



Tenn.Jer
Registered: Mar 08, 2011
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You did a lot of swinging in 20 seconds; I once wrote my name with a sparkler, but had to try a dozen times before I could get the hang of writing backwards (so my body wouldn't block the camera)...still, fun project...

Now that you've...mmm, staked out the concept, I think you can expand on this over the weekend to become something really worthy of your imagination...
Go, Mark!
Jerry



Travis Rhoads
Registered: Apr 28, 2009
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I think that is a pretty cool shot. Juat enough light cast to see the trees, which give context, without them its an orb in space. Well done Mark.



mark fadely
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Tenn.Jer wrote:
You did a lot of swinging in 20 seconds; I once wrote my name with a sparkler, but had to try a dozen times before I could get the hang of writing backwards (so my body wouldn't block the camera)...still, fun project...

Now that you've...mmm, staked out the concept, I think you can expand on this over the weekend to become something really worthy of your imagination...
Go, Mark!
Jerry


Hi Jerry,

Thanks for the nice comment. That's a cool idea to write your name. I think you are right, I may try something a little more compelling with this technique before the week ends. Take care.



mark fadely
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Travis Rhoads wrote:
I think that is a pretty cool shot. Juat enough light cast to see the trees, which give context, without them its an orb in space. Well done Mark.



Thanks Travis,

I didn't have a lot of time to play around with the duration of the shot and stuff so I may try another time. When I was on this path in the woods a couple came walking along with three dogs. The dogs were a bit scared of me and I turned on my cell phone so we could all see each other. Anyway, the guy asked me what I was doing and I said taking pictures. He said, "at night?" I said, "yep", and that was the end of our conversation.



Mado
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Very interesting Mark. Very creative.



ESC in KC
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
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Very cool - and I'm interested in seeing what you come up with as an alternative.

Checked out some BIF shots on your website - very impressive!



armenaaa
Registered: Oct 26, 2011
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really nice shot. you can also keep the light fix and move the camera. waaaay harder. i did once on our Christmas tree to get hearth shapes out of the lights. I tried lot more than a dozen to get the full shape. you might like the pic here:







birdied
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Light and motion !! You guys always come up with something very creative . Great shot.

Birdie



mark fadely
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Mado wrote:
Very interesting Mark. Very creative.



Thanks Mado, glad you like it.



mark fadely
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ESC in KC wrote:
Very cool - and I'm interested in seeing what you come up with as an alternative.

Checked out some BIF shots on your website - very impressive!



Thanks, and I working on a couple of other ideas, but nothing is working out as well as this one.

Also, thanks for the compliment on the website. I love taking BIF shots, or anything that flies for that matter. It's so cool that the modern photo equipment can catch this type of action in such high resolution and sharpness. Love it!



mark fadely
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armenaaa wrote:
really nice shot. you can also keep the light fix and move the camera. waaaay harder. i did once on our Christmas tree to get hearth shapes out of the lights. I tried lot more than a dozen to get the full shape. you might like the pic here:








Thanks, and thanks for posting your example. I would have never thought of something like that. You did a great job moving the camera to form the hearts. You just gave me another creative idea to use in the future. With shots like this you should be posting a lot more.


mark fadely
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birdied wrote:
Light and motion !! You guys always come up with something very creative . Great shot.

Birdie


Hi Roberta,

Thanks for your nice comments once again. I'm glad to see you continuing to enter these assignments. It's fun having you around and seeing your ideas.



Hightraxx
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Very nice shot Mark, I think I'd catch myself on fire doing that, maybe I can get my wife to do it.

Norm



Oregon Gal
Registered: Nov 02, 2008
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It kinda of reminds me of a big ball of rubber bands. Definitely thinking outside the box with this image nice job as always.



mark fadely
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Hightraxx wrote:
Very nice shot Mark, I think I'd catch myself on fire doing that, maybe I can get my wife to do it.

Norm



Thanks Norm, and yes, fire is a possiblity. I plan to try something even riskier tonight if the weather holds out.



mark fadely
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Oregon Gal wrote:
It kinda of reminds me of a big ball of rubber bands. Definitely thinking outside the box with this image nice job as always.


Thank you Barb. Now that you mention it I see the rubber band idea. Maybe should title it so.



armenaaa
Registered: Oct 26, 2011
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Thanks, and thanks for posting your example. I would have never thought of something like that...

Thanks, I am newbie here and trying to get my hands on anytime I find some spare time.



gregfountain
Registered: Jun 21, 2009
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Terrific shot Mark! I need to give that a try!

Greg