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Old Aug 9, 2009, 5:22 PM   #1
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Had the pleasure of bringing along a photography student with me last night to these falls as I needed the extra hand with the "light painting". The falls are lit up with a 10,000,000 candle light power spot lamp and I used a much smaller 5 "d" cell battery maglite for the rocks and bridge.

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Kevin, another couple of lovely shots, I would love to get to see such amazing sights one day!!! Do you ever get to see Aurora Borealis from where you love as this is one of my dreams to capture?
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Thanks Mark! I do see from this part of the World, even over the city at times. On some of my night trips away from the city, I have seen them but never when the shot would work.
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Great Pics Kevin! You are a master painter with light!
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Thank you shadokachr, just as you are with capturing shadows...
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Again, very cool shots here, Kevin!

Wow, the 10 million power spotlight must be huge. That's not "your" spotlight I guess? But the 5xD battery one would be, right? Again very good photos.

How much trial and error did you have to do to get the balances / lighting to work? It could be a slow process, as each photo attempt takes ages to do!

I particularly like the first photo, and seeing the stars' movements.

Cheers again!

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Hi Paul,

They are not that big or expensive. I just did a quick google for some photos and this will put give it some scale http://www.komar.org/halloween/thor-x-light/

I only have a 5,000,000 candlepower one which is great when doing youth work while camping and you want to see what is going on at the other end of a field LOL.
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Really great stuff Kevin. Very interesting concept and well executed.
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Paul, I picked up the spot lamp from Rona Home and Garden store just the other day as I needed it for this shot. I paid $39 Canadian for it and it is a large beast just as it shows in the link Mark provided. I have a choice with this light to tone it down from 10 million to 500 thousand candlepower which was a handy feature to have.

I also communicated with the photography student via walkie talkie which spared me from trying to yell louder than the noise of the falls. The shot was quite easy to do as I just kept aware of how long I had him "painting" versus my timing with the much smaller flash light on my subjects.

Light painting is a lot of fun and very rewarding. It is a concept worth diving into if your looking to jaz up your shots to the next level.

Thanks to John for your comments!
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