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RGB UFOs (wow, over 1500 Flickr favorites, thanks!!)

Update March 2013: I just re-shot a photo like this one in Death Valley a few days ago:

I'm getting better at it!


Welcome Flickr Blog readers!


This light painting was performed on the Badwater salt flats in Death Valley National Park. I had a flashlight with three colors of LED light. During this single 30 second exposure I lit each color for close to 10 seconds while waving my arm around up and down (which traces a sphere).


For more creative ideas, check out My Favorite Images and my other Night Images.


I also post travel notes and photographic technique tips on my blog,


The week I shot this photo I had the privilege of meeting Flickr user Laura Travels on her way from Arizona to Northern California. I'm forming a new group on Flickr, "FlickrOffline" to facilitate photographers who like to shoot with others. Join us:


Pablo Picasso was a light painter!


This photo was displayed in Flickr's Explore May 8, 2010 (highest ranking #15) and was again shown on the Explore front page a year later.



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Taken on May 3, 2010