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Old Aug 13, 2006, 2:34 AM   #1
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Well, I was pretty excited about this project when I was planning it out. Although I was a little dissapointed with how well the surroundings were lit up after dark, I was still rather pleased with results. I think it could be better if it there was no light source except my red and blue flashlight tho.


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Old Aug 13, 2006, 6:16 PM   #2
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As was mentioned in the challenge description, painting with light requires total darkness for the best effect. Since long shutter speeds are used, any light source in the frame, regardless of how dim, will show up very clearly in the photo and illuminate the area around it.

A good example of that was shown in a photo I saw a couple years ago. The photographer went out into the eastern Oregon dessert away from all artificial light and shot a landscape using only moonlight. A normal shot would be very dark. However, the photographer exposed the shot for about twenty minutes. The result was a shot that looked like midday sun. The only difference was the color. Moonlight is much cooler than sunlight.

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