Friday, March 7, 2008

Light Painting

Tonight started out at the Orpheum Community Theatre in Foxboro for a lil' shootin' & Shakespeare. My new buddy Doug was there shooting for the Patriot Ledger and invited me on a little adventure. The night got off to a GREAT start when a gentleman cast member affectionately referred to Doug as 'honey' and 'precious' ( great ego boost for an guy, 'eh?). I nearly lost my my drink through my nose when I heard this.

So after that was finished, "Precious" and I headed out to Lake Massapoag for some fun light painting. Armed with a D200, Tri-pod, and a 2-million candlepower flashlight... we set up to paint some night pics.
I was so excited to experiment!

Ok, you must pardon the cheese of this first photo.... I just couldn't resist!
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The first few were totally trial and error, but once we neared frost bite stage, we finally started to get some pretty awesome images!! :)

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You should have seen us, we both have the attention span of a ferret on crystal meth [bonus points if you can tell me what movie that is from!!], so after each exposure, we were crouched down staring at a blank screen waiting upwards of two minutes for the photo to show. It was an excruciating few minutes of shivering and anticipation. LOL

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The last shot of the night ended up being our money shot! 2min. exposure at ISO 200 F/5.6 with a 10.5 fisheye.

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What is it about us photographers that can't imagine life without a camera permanently attached to our hands?

12 comments:

Doug said...

Ferrets on crystal meth? Wow. Good work. No idea on the movie reference though. And precious? I think I hate you. :-)

Fed said...

oh "Precious Doug", LOL. Hope no Baseball players/coaches read this one. Doug the Precious umpire, ha.

Shyla, now that is light painting ;)

Shyla said...

Haha... "Doug the Precious Umpire!"

classic.

When we go to a game, James, let's take signs!! (oh and a bah of soap because heavens knows our little precious will be yelling explicitives at us!)

Doug said...

Look. If I hear a word of "precious" I'm coming into the stands to beat you both!

Krista Guenin Photography said...

the quote is from Domino - but I must confess i googled it :)

love the pics!!

Nataly Lemus said...

That last shot is awesome! love it!

jill said...

so true about always having a camera. i knew it was bad when my daughter asked if i'd be more sad if i lost my camera or her little brother. yikes!

Amelia . Lyon said...

You are beautiful and these photos are beautiful! Miss you soooooo much, hope life is treating you well in your new surroundings! Are you coming to WPPI?

david & kimi baxter said...

love that orange image! just incredible, but should i expect any less from you, no. hope to see you in vegas :)

Gustavo Fernández said...

Domino! I love that flick.

Love the night pics, great idea, now i have no excuse to not go out at night and shoot.

Enoch said...

Shot 3 is AMAZING. I have gotta try this out.

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