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This is a shot of me wielding a light-painted RPG. Take a peek at my flamethrower too. :) For this shot, I put the camera on a timer, grabbed a camp chair and ran out to be in the shot. My buddy Joe was the light painter for this one and man, is he good at it! And that orange glow in the trees is the light on the ranger station... not a massive fire, even though it looks like someone was having quite the party... :)
Basically, one night after playing a pretty competitive game of Settlers of Catan, I saw that it was a near-full moon, so I wanted to go down to the lake to take some photos since a long exposure with a full moon can make a landscape shot look like it was taken in daylight plus the stars. I told the guys that I was going to go do that and Joe decided to come with me, which made Kyle and Theo decide to come too. Shortly after arriving at the end of the dock, I had an idea. We all had headlamps, I had a camera and we also had hours of full moon light left....... So I decided that light painting would be pretty awesome. Also, that full moon light would allow us to see detail such as what was on our shirts, facial features and pretty much everything you would see in the daylight and we wouldn't have to shine a flashlight on the person in the photo. So we started by doing epic light-saber battles and things like that. Then we tried a campfire scene, which got me thinking about the possibilities with a camp chair.... A few minutes later, we all had flame throwers and other weapons of mass destruction in our hands. :) So two nights in a row, we were out from 10 until around 1 in the morning light painting to our hearts content... and until our creativity ran out. :)
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Taken on July 29, 2012
Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens
Tiffen UV filter
Exposure Bias: 0EV
Exposure: 25 sec.