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Old Aug 4, 2009, 4:49 PM   #1
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Been very busy with work and not much time for me so I hope that explains why I haven't been around.

I finally had some time in the last week to be creative and with a destination in mind, I set out to photograph this waterfall a couple hours from home.

With an almost full moon to light the way, as this was shot around 12 midnight, I light painted the falls with a flashlight all the while having the shutter locked open on "bulb" mode.

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Old Aug 4, 2009, 4:54 PM   #2
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Old Aug 5, 2009, 6:51 AM   #3
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Very nice! Glad to have you back with us again.
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Welcome back! Remembering your latest two sensational posts well, especially the Burmis tree, I was wondering what you would come up with next : ) The falls with such long exposure looks like the moonlit flowing cloak of a fairy at midnight! Good idea of flashlight painting indeed. It's also quite pleasing to observe some part of the river tinted in blue by the full moon...
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Thank you shadokachr and bahadir. The falls are only 5 minutes down the road from the Burmis Tree. I've got plans to go back to these falls as the potential to capture more is there for the taking.
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Hello gang,

Been very busy with work and not much time for me so I hope that explains why I haven't been around.

I finally had some time in the last week to be creative and with a destination in mind, I set out to photograph this waterfall a couple hours from home.

With an almost full moon to light the way, as this was shot around 12 midnight, I light painted the falls with a flashlight all the while having the shutter locked open on "bulb" mode.

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Yes, Kevin,

Some effort you made there. Highlights of these pictures to me are the blues at the neck of the fall; especially the one at the high left corner of the second picture

Someone at this forum said once between words that you should see the "beginning" of a waterfall - couldn't agree more

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Simply, simply, quite simply stunning!!! I miss your swimming shots but getting to see work like this almost fills the hole left behind.

A great idea for sure and almost perfectly executed.

Hope you are doing well Kevin and looking forward to your next series.
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Hey Torgny and Mark thanks for commenting. I am actually going back out to this site tonight for another midnight photo opp. Should be home around 3am. I've got big plans for this photo opp and hoping the weather holds up for me. I should have the next set posted in the next couple days.
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Hi Kevin

What a brilliant idea, and wonderful special outcomes!

Your photos here have a distinct quality about them - I would never guess that you could have "painted" that way with the flash-light with the camera's lens open in bulb.

I would have loved to be there to see how this works - thanks for sharing your photos with us. Looking forward to the next ones. That's dedication for you, back hom at 3am!

Cheers.

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Old Aug 10, 2009, 8:48 AM   #10
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Thanks Paul, light painting is very rewarding when the concept and timing is learned. During my first attempts with this, there was a bit of a learning curve with learning how much light is needed, the maximum distance the subject could be, what ISO's should I use and what fstop to set the camera. I also did a lot of counting to get the exposure right.

Now, after shooting several subjects this way, I no longer need to count but just go by a feeling of when to stop "painting". I still take about 3 to 5 shots just to get it all nailed down right before I take the final shots.

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