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Halloween Light Painting

These images all highlight a technique called light painting to give a mysterious flavour to night images. They are all single frames with no significant image manipulation. They all have a person wandering through the frame with their back to the camera, carefully illuminating elements of the image with a flashlight so that they are never revealed to the camera. You will note the stars streaking through the sky for these long exposures. No tracking mounts, just simple tripods, and a standard camera. You can't be afraid of the dark to try these techniques.

Happy Halloween!

3 minutes at f8, with a 30mm lens, ISO200 (the moon was bright):

6 1/2 minutes at f4 with a 17mm lens, ISO100:

5 minutes at f4 with a 17mm lens, ISO400:


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