Redcliffe Jetty #3 – Ghost Selfie

Photo outing with Al, Mick, Anthony, David and Steve. During this long exposure, I walked toward the camera with a flashlight and umbrella (it was raining). I moved in a step, pause, step, pause fashion to ensure I my face made it into the shot. Exposure was controlled via intervalometer, with a 30 second delay (for me to get far enough away) then a 30 second exposure. I also used the 2-second delay on-camera, which flashes a light out the front just as it's about to take the shot - this way I knew (in the dark, noisy jetty) when to start making my movements.

Seven Hills TAFE – Feb 2013 #5

I saw these walls had had some holes kicked through and wanted to shine some lights through them into the room. Alan set up his big tripod with a red gel light and we hit it with the long exposures. This is not originally what I had in mind (I wanted dust in the air and the light hitting that, but after a moment's reflection, kicking up dust in here seemed like a really bad idea).

Seven Hills TAFE – Feb 2013 #4

This is a painting table that I was going to use to set off a sparkler bomb, until Alan and I both realised that we didn't have a lighter or matches. Next time! Alan set up lights in various points around the place to light up the scene.

Seven Hills TAFE – Feb 2013 #3

On the roof of this building, these seem to be ventilation / air conditioning stacks. For this shot, I controlled the cameras while Alan walked between each stack and fired off alternating green and orange flashes. In Alan's version of this shot, he also fired off two shots to light up the front of the nearest stacks. This actually gave quite a different feel to the shot.

Seven Hills TAFE – Feb 2013 #2

This is up on the roof of the block. Blue light using one of Alan's flashlights, orb with Alan's orb tool, and wavy lines with my light sabers. Five minute exposure to get some star movement, with two-odd minutes of light painting and the rest to capture the ambient light.

Lightpainting Practice

I've spent most of the last week on sick leave, so I've been boning up on some things. Coding is one, and practicing some light painting is the other. This was a combination of a small LED torch and an imitation light saber. I made sure to clean the kitchen first. Writing cursive and backwards a special challenge.

Queens Park Orb #2

After an evening of unsuccessful drain exploring (and really wet shoes), Al and I headed for Queens Park and he did some light painting. I am taking notes. This is a greenhouse at Queens Park. Alan lightpainted with blue and green strobes, orange torch and the red orb. The moon was quite bright tonight, so moonlight overpowered most of the added light.

Queens Park Orb #1

After an evening of unsuccessful drain exploring (and really wet shoes), Al and I headed for Queens Park and he did some light painting. I am taking notes.

Drain Graffiti

Alan and Mick invited me to a drain in Brisbane's south... for light painting. Final shot for the night: Alan set up his four LED lights pointing at the grafitti. Mick set his camera for long exposure, and I sat to the right copying his steps and settings, but with a different angle and lens.