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!
Image Credits: My own plus gizmodo.com 🙂