Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Light Painting

The other night, a few other photographer friends and I went to shoot the sunset on Jamestown..unfortunately, there wasn't a cloud in the sky and the light really sucked...so what do you do when that happens?  And it happens a lot, first of all: you can go home and come back another day..but there is also the opportunity to be creative and try something different. We went below the Newport Bridge shortly after sunset and started to light paint the rocks in foreground.  With a little experimenting with the length of time to light rocks, the images started to improve. Initially, the rocks were too bright and looked very odd, then we shortened the time we lit them with our flashlights and the images improved..then before leaving we tried to paint images in the air with our lights..the lower image is my attempt to paint a horse in air..not bad for a first attempt..but it was a lot of fun and I recommend light painting when you have a bad night with bad light.