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!

The first few were totally trial and error, but once we neared frost bite stage, we finally started to get some pretty awesome images!! :)

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


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.


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


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!"


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 :)

Anonymous 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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