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Park Avenue - Arches - light painting set-up | by IronRodArt - Royce Bair ("Star Shooter")
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Park Avenue - Arches - light painting set-up

RE-POSTED: I'm busy until next Tuesday with a project, so I'm re-posting this "behind the scenes" NightScape from six months ago that shows how we lighted this landscape.


You see the stars in the night sky over Park Avenue in Arches National Park in this 30-seconds exposure, using a 15mm f2.8 Canon Fisheye lens. A diffused light on the ridge (500 feet to the left), is being used to light Park Avenue, which is 750 feet to the right. This light has an intensity of 2-million candle power, and is battery powered. My son, Chris, is manning this light. Chris is painting with this spotlight through a stationary 4-foot translucent white silk in order to produce more evenly lighted results. Compare with the un-lighted view and the final vertical composition below.


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Taken on October 20, 2011