What better title then that to explain the events on the last lightpainting mission i was on.
So me and tam headed out the old highway 533 way out of town near the dam for some backroad photos. Now noone every comes down this road but a truck passed us then turned around and came back. Tam was sitting in the car as i was out in the forest scouting a spot for a photo and i shinned my flashlight towards the truck as the guy stopped and he asked me what i was doing. " i replied im taking photos" i guess that was an odd answer as it was dark out and who takes photos in the dark?--and then he started talking to tam and asked her if she was ok like i was a crazy out in the woods i heard her reply that she was fine, so i walked back over to get me camera bags that were on the side of the trail and then the guy in the truck just left before i got back out to the road and Tam said that he was calling the police on us cause we were out here on private property --man some people and umm its called a public road we allowed to be parked here -- He was mad we wouldn't give him our names and why would we --you say your some security for the dam but wont show us your name and I.D --same game im playing you dont need to know my name So off he went with his threats and we said "ya right your gonna call the police" so we called his bluff and me and tam hung out here for the next 40 minutes or so taking this photo and no cops showed up. Its just people like that who have nothing better to do who always try to be the big guy... come on man its a long weekend and were out here taking photos and you think thats the most important thing the cops have to worry about. Ha.
So all in all we had a good mission and this was the photo of the day
Specs and Strobist
Sb-800 1/10th power (gelled blue) in frame (zoomed 24)
Sb-800 1/8th power (gelled purple camera front right ) aimed at road and me (zoomed 85)
Both flashes were fired at the start of the exposure via nikon cls and selftimer, after the flashes went off tam was in the car and turned on the interior car lights for about 10 seconds as i lit a sparkler and i ran up the road making the fire line in the middle of the road after that tam put the car in drive and drove down the road about 40 feet then stopped the car. You can see the car streaks on the right side of the photo.