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Painting with light

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by Neftun, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. Neftun

    Neftun Mu-43 Veteran

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    Patrick Kristiansen
    Somewhat prentetious title, but that is the actual meaning of the word "photography".
    I wanna see photos of light itself, not so much the objects it bounces off from. Reflection, bokeh, diffraction, flaring and filtering are keywords to what I hope to see. Abstract or documentary, if it makes an interesting pattern, or just looks funky, no matter your style, as long it is a cool and creative picture of photon phenomenons in action, please share!

    Heres a few of what I´m on about:
     

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  2. 13thFloorPhotography

    13thFloorPhotography Mu-43 Regular

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    I super dig these abstract shots. Well done, sir
     
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  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Indeed, very cool!
     
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  4. Neftun

    Neftun Mu-43 Veteran

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    Patrick Kristiansen
    Thanks guys, appreciate it:) anyone else out there with a good light-painting?
     
  5. Neftun

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    Patrick Kristiansen
    Bump! Any light-painters here??:)
     
  6. ivoire

    ivoire Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2011
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    mike
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  7. Neftun

    Neftun Mu-43 Veteran

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  8. ivoire

    ivoire Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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    mike
    I found the trick to getting the sphere is to swing the light stick over a fixed point while you walk yourself around it. Just experiment with exposure times and wear lots of mosquito repellent while doing this at night in Florida
     
  9. Neftun

    Neftun Mu-43 Veteran

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    Patrick Kristiansen
    Reminds of the raves back in the early naughties; I would run around with a glowstick stringed to each wrist, jumping about and spinning those things like a madman... those shots is how I imagine it would have looked like to the other clubbers;)
     
  10. Matero

    Matero Mu-43 Veteran

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    I like this Bridge over river, taken with "wrong" gear though Sony SLT-a55 w/ DT35mm/1.8 f/2

    Bridge_over.
     
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  11. chonbhoy

    chonbhoy Mu-43 Veteran

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  12. Neftun

    Neftun Mu-43 Veteran

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    Patrick Kristiansen
    the ghostbuster-fatty was awesome:) Cool that two posters so far have interpreted "light-painting" in a totally different way I imagined. I did see a photo of Picasso lightpainting a bull sometime, though. Fun technique!
     
  13. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
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  14. Neftun

    Neftun Mu-43 Veteran

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    Patrick Kristiansen
    Ned: Very creative and impressive:)
     
  15. Neftun

    Neftun Mu-43 Veteran

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    Patrick Kristiansen
    Different styles, but all within my idea of the subject:)
     

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  16. burdickjp

    burdickjp Mu-43 Veteran

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    All Olympus E-P2 and Helios 44-3.

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  17. Neftun

    Neftun Mu-43 Veteran

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    Burdickjp: The second last one really works for me. The colours and the placement of the orbs makes it an interesting abstract. Exactly what I wanted to see on this thread. Maybe it would benefit from a wider crop, 16:9 even?

    Not so sure about the watershots though. They are a little messy, imo. My eyes don't find anything to dwell on, if that makes sense. But you may be onto something! Certainly worth experimenting with. Hope to see more from you:)
     
  18. Neftun

    Neftun Mu-43 Veteran

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    Patrick Kristiansen
    I'm sure there are more light-paintings out there...:)
     
  19. Neftun

    Neftun Mu-43 Veteran

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    Patrick Kristiansen
  20. Neftun

    Neftun Mu-43 Veteran

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    Patrick Kristiansen