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Light Painting II

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Joe_Lorenzini, Mar 11, 2005.

  1. Doug got me inspired so I went out to try my hand at some simple light painting. First off, it's not as easy as it looks and second, it's not good to already have some light in the scene as it gets blown. I was only able to paint for a few seconds due to the existing light which is why I only got his head...

    Here's the scene at night. You can see the rider and horse are completely black. Flash would not have worked here because of the reflective material:

    Here's the close up with the head of the rider and a bit of the horse painted.

    D2X, 17-55mm, 2 sec exposure @ f/6.3 with +3.0 EV, ISO 100, 3000K WB

    Next up, a 50 foot tree...

  2. Chris101


    Feb 2, 2005
    Very cool Joe - I like the color, what is the material?
  3. Good Start Joe...
    But you are right. Doing a painting with existing light can add a degree of difficulty that one might not want during the beginning stages.
  4. That is a cool set of pictures!! Thank you!! :D  :D  :D  :D 
  5. Hi Chris,

    It's eigth inch sheet metal painted with I don't know what kind of paint, only that it is very vibrant and fairly weather resistant. I didn't see any signs of fading or rust so it's either new or they used good materials.

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