Weird Experiments in Light Painting

I was looking back thru some photos taken late one night out in Ahwatukee, Arizona, and ran back into this little set of photos.  I was doing my best to explain the differences in how a camera can take longer and shorter shutter speeds, and ended up a few beers into the conversation when I began adding light to the scene myself, first in a bit of a random floating motion, and then being a bit more creative.

Similar in technique to what is called “light painting,” a really long (30 seconds or more) exposure is lit thru an outside source to create accent lighting, or even in some more extreme cases a full scene.

Weird Experiments in Light Painting

Weird Experiments in Light Painting

I really am not trying to add an alcohol related theme as of the last week, just seems to have happened a couple of times…  I think this would be kind of a cool add though for some magazine.  Now I just need a clever saying to go along with it.

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Finally, a random run around the pool, myself not reflecting enough light to show up in the exposure, but my phone’s light being captured by the camera.