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Old Nov 20, 2010, 9:52 PM   #1
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Is something on fire in my bucket?
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Old Nov 20, 2010, 9:57 PM   #2
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Or is something strange brewing?
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Neat effect...how did you do that???
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Oooops - caught in the act. It's actually a different light trail attempt, using trailing curtain flash.
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that last picture is funny. your face is priceless.
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I like the first one best.
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You had me going, Harriet.
I couldn't figure out what it was.
Glad you didn't keep us guessing.
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This technique is fun, but I'm not creative enough to get really top quality results from it. I've seen much better photos here and there using this idea. And I didn't get around to buying a small LED light to get the effect - as you can see in the last one, I used a very old Army flashlight with the red gel on it, then taped most of it off to get a small light source.

The first one is what I had in mind when I started to play with this tonight, but I rather liked the second one on it's own. I hope everyone gets a big belly laugh when looking at the last one! Obviously I wasn't fast enough to move out of the way before the flash went off.

For those that don't know, trailing curtain flash is where the flash goes off at the very end of a long exposure. What I did was set the camera to a long shutter time (10 seconds), set the camera's flash (I used a 540 flash bounced off the ceiling) to trailing curtain, and then turned off the lights so the room was black. I took a flashlight and waved it around a couple of times, which creates the light trails. Then I'm supposed to move out of the frame before the flash goes off. You are left with a properly exposed shot from the flash and light trails created when the shutter was open before the flash went off.
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COOOL!!!!!!!!!!!

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Great job, the first one I was really wondering what was brewing.
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