• 4: Cesc Fabregas

    The WB processing really betrays itself on the greenish light from this streetlamp! Oh well!
  • Traffic constantly passing by behind trees and short (2') dip.
  • I managed to hide these two streetlamps behind this tree and its branches, but the light still spills out and over exposures this section somewhat,
  • I guess this is why I'm still not quite happy with this image - quite a learning curve, and getting these lines to meet and flow slickly is so much harder than it should be!
  • Little bit of flare here, but it kind of works.
  • This guy was a devil to draw!
  • I did "paint" over the bars with the torch, but, as you can see, put more light onto the posts than the cross bar. And that was counting the whole time!

Field Of Dreams (Penalty Kick Light Painting), Rickmansworth

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Following on from www.flickr.com/photos/flatworldsedge/5233410987/ and www.flickr.com/photos/flatworldsedge/5022793280/ I'm really enjoying exploring the possibilities of light painting.

For clarity, as with all my light paintings, every line in this shot is drawn in camera by torch or flashlight. There were lots of kind comments, messages and questions on this front last time round, and that's all there is to it!

However, by way of full disclosure this one is a two take painting - I've used the cross, ball, goalkeeper and striker's head and legs from one shot, then editted in the striker's torso and arms from a second take. I've also had to go over the lines to remove an unwanted blue tinge which came with a white balance edit across the whole frame, aimed at allowing the night sky to come through against severe urban light pollution.

It's a 248 second exposure at ISO 100 and f/13, which has mostly worked, though the bush behind the goal has over-exposed a little due to passing traffic.

Perhaps I oughtn't to say I don't really like this image, at least not as much as the other two (which I adore). The setting was a little tricky, with traffic going by in the background and dogs rushing about in the early evening. I shot early than usual to try to catch some blue in the sky, and hadn't realised how busy it can be! However, I had the concept in mind and wanted to keep the momentum to my light painting - and unless I'm doing them and posting them, I won't be getting better!

Hope you like it, and are all having a great end to the week.

Moe de Triana ®, Rubens.Campos, and 217 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. tehbk0 52 months ago | reply

    good work!!

  2. MadonnaJ 51 months ago | reply

    Excellent work!..LOVE it!

  3. David Hannah 51 months ago | reply

    Superb creative work

  4. garageismi [deleted] 51 months ago | reply

    interesting work....

  5. Muslima2006 51 months ago | reply

    wow,great job.

  6. Theophilos 51 months ago | reply

    Your light paintings are awesome!

  7. MDiCola Photography 51 months ago | reply

    executed perfectly!!!! your pictures like this are so clear, dont often see them with this quality!

  8. Yellow_cam 51 months ago | reply

    Superb shot! Funny and lovely done!

  9. Raphael Tancler [deleted] 51 months ago | reply

    simplismente perfeita !

  10. .insomniac 51 months ago | reply

    This is ridiculously awesome!!!

  11. _Marcel_ 51 months ago | reply

    so cool! I like it ;-)

  12. [-]amza Khan | Project 30 51 months ago | reply

    wow man..greeat idea..:)..i think ill try smthng like this one very soon :)

  13. Dad_Eh 51 months ago | reply

    ROTFLMAO. Love this

  14. FlipMode79 50 months ago | reply

    Clever Work : ) That keeper has no chance!

  15. Stoff74 2 months ago | reply

    Nicely 'drawn'.. cool LP shot! ;)

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