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Ball of Light™ - Retro Delight!


So I am sitting here tonight writing articles for the 3rd edition of the Ball of Light™ magazine, planning an international photo shoot for the Ball of Light, and have finalised a date for a major solo exhibition, and was thinking to myself. WTF!


I thought I would look back to the night it all started for me (please no haters, I know there were orbs well before this night, and I pay amazing respect etc to those pioneers) in the West Terrace cemetary here in Adelaide.


It was 9:59Pm on the 18/9/09(the exif says 2008, but I was in NZ then) and the exposure length was 30 seconds because i didnt even own a remote!


But here is the thing. I am asked all the time what camera I use, it doesnt matter, this is a Canon 450d with an 18-200 kit lens. I was a beginner and this image is sharp as a tack! If you have a DSLR and a tripod, even the top of tomb stone will work, then you can create magic. Or a wonky egg of light in this instance. This is probably the 10th orb I ever spun.


I encourage anyone with even the slightest interest in light painting to have a go. It is fun to learn, and you never know, it might pay for you to get on a plane and see the world.


Peace to you all



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Taken on September 18, 2009