A little in beaux reflets

Streams of light dance in every direction, refracting and reflecting, to illuminate a colourful living planet.

Providing moments to be captured and recorded through the art of photography.



Monday, December 14, 2009

Silver Phoenix

With no time to take a picture of 'Motion' during the day for a weekly competition, there was little for it, but to play in the dark; Capturing the motion of a windup torch being swung around in the black.


Using a low ISO (100) to minimise digital noise, the timed exposures of 4 seconds provided some interesting 'light painting' effects, as the camera registered each sweep of the hand; including the three dimensional aspect, when drawing circles in the air, as the torch is turned away from the lens.

Combining a couple of these shots together in the digital darkroom with a small amount of post processing, provides a third dimension in motion, as the eye explores the three dimensional shapes of light and the relationship between them. And without too much imagination, perhaps you can see a rising phoenix hovering over a ball of blue fire.

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