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180/365 Ball of Light (26/52) | by PamK*
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180/365 Ball of Light (26/52)

{EXPLORED #214 - 06/29/11 - my first one!}

 

(Photo a Week - Week 26 - LIGHTING EXPERIMENTATION)

(MCP Project 52 - Week 26 - HIDDEN OBJECT)

(Our Daily Challenge - SPACE)

(The Daily Shoot - #ds590 - MAKE A PHOTOGRAPH THAT FEATURES WHITE IN A DOMINANT MATTER)

 

I challenged myself this week to come up with a shot that would fit into several of the groups I belong to, so here it is. This is SOOC, no edits whatsoever, using a 30 second exposure. While it is not a perfect orb, I was happy with how it turned out on my first attempt. The orb reminds me of something alien that fell from outer space, landed in a random place, and is just floating in mid-air. I walked over to a bridge near my house for the shot after it got dark (you can vaguely see the bridge rails if you view this shot on black - hit L to view) with my camera, tri-pod and light source in hand. The "hidden object" in this case is me, it's kind of amazing that I cannot be seen because of the long exposure and the fact that I'm moving while the shutter is open because I am right there in the middle of the orb. This was a lot of fun and I have some other ideas for other shots using this same technique, but first I need to improve my orb spinning skills. :-)

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Taken on June 27, 2011