Monday, April 25, 2016

First Attempts At Twilight Light Painting

I was watching an online class on KelbyOne called Under The Milkway with Dave Black.  It is about light painting landscapes.  The idea is that you can take long exposure shots at night to get stars in your photo.  This sort of shot normally leaves the foreground in shadow.  By the clever applications of light via flashlights (or whatever lights you like), you can illuminate (or paint with light) the foreground without blowing out the background, leading to some dramatic shots.

I was up the mountains last night trying for some sunset shot, which were a total bust because of a lack of clouds. I decided to take advantage of the cloudless night and try my hand at star photography - something I had never really attempted before.  While I was at it I decided to try my hand at light painting.

This is the result.
Now that I know what I am doing, I am going to start looking for some more interesting foregrounds to do some more light painting.

Ah, its good to have goals.