Wednesday Lensday: LUMINARY

Wednesday Lensday: LUMINARY

Hello everyone – firstly, a little business to attend to. Last week, I hosted a giveaway to mark my six month blogoversary and to give a little gift of thanks to my wonderful readers.

I’m pleased to announce that after my very technical, randomising robot (my other half, S) picked a name out of a hat, the 2016 Aloada Bobbins calendar shall be heading its way to Steve from SteveSays / Talk About Pop Music. Congratulations! 🙂

This week’s Wednesday Lensday is a bringer of light. S first introduced me to the craft of light painting a couple of years ago – essentially using a long exposure to capture a light source ‘painting’ a picture against a back drop. Think ‘writing your name with sparklers’ then add a little flair and creativity!


There are some amazing examples of light photographers out there (like the one above) but sadly, I’ve yet to accomplish their outstanding images. Seriously, just Google ‘light painting photography’ and be amazed and inspired!

However, my first attempts did force me to get over my fear of using the manual mode and learn a little more about the tools of the trade. Even if there will soon be an app for that!


It also led me to discover other artistic variations with photography, including Bokeh – the blurring of light and using stencils to cover the lens and to alter the shape.

So, as it the season of pretty lights everywhere and in response to Megan’s Prompt Stomp theme, here is a little collection of luminary images. Time to shine!


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bird lamp

Image Credits: My own plus 🙂

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37 thoughts on “Wednesday Lensday: LUMINARY

    1. Thank you! And yes, I amazed myself for sticking to it! Ironic then that I’ve just posted I’m having a break for Christmas! It is only a break mind you, I’m too addicted to give it all up!

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      1. It is good to take breaks , and anyways this is a season so full , it is no good running around like a be-headed chicken trying to take it all in , and not being able to fully enjoy what is special about it 😉
        Have a great time , and come back refreshed
        Turtle Hugs 🙂

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  1. I love it! I’m am now very curious to this Light Painting. I just got a new camera (with auto or manual) so now I need to play around a bit! This are great shots and so glad you could join in this week!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    1. My pleasure, thanks for hosting! You really should look at experimenting with the idea – it’s definitely something I want to do more of and might make me get to grips with something other than pointing and shooting!


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