Heres another shot that was posted to instagram (@nickexposed) before up on the blog… hint hint.. follow us on instagram!!
One of my good friends Kelly is getting into photography more and more lately, and he and I will often venture out for an afternoons worth of shooting with specific objectives in mind. Somedays it may be we both shoot film, other days like in this case we have a sort of iphone showdown!
For our photo walk he suggested we go to a local amphitheater that used to be all abandoned and covered with vines and woodland creatures, in order to get some cool shots for this months collab scavenger hunt project. So were all amped up (pun intended) to see how abandoned this theatre is looking these days, when we realize they had just cleaned up and redone the whole thing within the last year or so. Red stadium seating all around, vines and woodland creatures cleared out… the thing definitely didn’t fit into the whole abandoned theme any more. But it couldnt have worked out any better, because as I reach the lower level and look back up I see this awesome beam of light breaking through the trees, and highlighting just this single chair! I immediately got into my, overly excited, photography character, and started shooting away working on getting the iphone to properly expose this incredible scene while the clouds were still working with us.
All editing was done in my fav iphone app Snapseed.
ISO100 27mm f/11 1sec
I thought I would break into the archives and bring back an unreleased light painting pic to add some extra inspiration for the Long Exposure Project going on right now. Most of the other examples we have posted have been longer shutter speeds into the double digit seconds range, and I wanted to show that good fun can be had even at 1sec or less.
Back when I posted the original “Candle Magic”, I had a hard time deciding between whether I was going to post the original pic or this one. If you follow the blog you know Im a big fan of simplicity, so Im happy to have a reason to post this image finally haha.
ISO 100 27mm f/11 12sec
I love switching things up and trying new things. I was stuck in the studio (design) today working on some flyers for the annual charity Gala we have coming up, so I didn’t get a chance to go on a photo walk like I normally would. Which gave me a perfect excuse to get creative tonight and experiment with light painting/drawing. I’ve been wanting to give this a whirl (pun intended) for a bit now, but just haven’t taken the time to do so. Its refreshing to bounce from searching for something beautiful and creative to then going and creating something creatively beautiful. The great thing about these types of photos is you have no clue how its going to turn out when your creating it. So theres already elements of curiosity, wonder, and surprise when your painting with the light.
To me this photo looks so magical, like something straight out of a disney movie. Its almost as if the candle is changing into something, like it has a secret night life and disguises itself as a candle during the day. Which raises the question.. what would a candle be if it could choose to not be a candle.. hmm. Maybe a fire extinguisher, that would be ironic.