Light painting in Huahine, French Polynesia

Heidy and I have started, a few weeks ago, playing with light to do some light graffiti, light painting and tentative of “orbs “. It took some research on line to find out that some light painters really master this form of photographic art and we were waiting for the next full moon to do some more tests that were conducted on the island of Huahine. A warm thank you to Kevin Lajoie, alias Ningaloo on Flickr, his tremendous help was very valuable and gave us some precious “secrets”.

Inspired by the famous late 60’s British TV serie “the prisoner” we took our white “orbs” on the beach as well as inside the newly opened Maitai Lapita hotel in Huahine to stop # 6 to escape….

It is basically as simple as spinning Christmas lights at the end of a wire but it takes lots of practice to achieve perfectly round and regular shapes manually.

Not yet completely addicted but looking forward to the next full moon….


  • McAlbin PRO 4y

    Molt bon treball, m'ha agradat moltíssim !!
  • Kevin Lajoie PRO 4y

    You have the tools, you have the knowledge, now you can show us around your beautiful islands at night!
  • 4:01a.m Productions 4y

    Sooooooo sweet!
  • Concretin Nik 4y

    Lovely Orbs! I dig beach Orbage.
  • Michael Layefsky PRO 4y

    Fine looking orbs for newbies! And what a beautiful setting....

    I love your interest in all the various photographic techniques, time lapse, lights at night, etc. Can't wait for you to start doing portraits too.....
  • Ron Ciervo PRO 4y

    You absolutely have the magnificent settings (not to mention the superlative equipment...Leica M9!!), necessary for the creation of some stunning "orb shots". Give yourself some practice (and wear out a few wires) and you'll have us all aghast at your stunning shots.

    I'm definitely looking forward viewing more of your island paradise.
  • Photo--Graphy 4y

    Belle compo ! ;-)
  • Craig Wilson PRO 4y

    Bubble boy and girl bouncing down the beach. ;)
  • ~SteveBaron~ 4y

    What a location! Great shot.
  • Mahmoud Helmy 4y

    WOW !
  • Bryan Treguboff 4y

    Great scene!
  • Akiyoshi Odagawa PRO 4y

  • Bob Smith 4y

    Lovley shot, I made a few orbs with wire wool burning in a basket, great shot but I almost set fire to myself :)
  • Ronan Meur PRO 3y

    Le cadre est idéal, très joli !
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Taken on August 13, 2011
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