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A little light experiment

PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:29 pm
by DaveKitson
I am (very) impressed.....

davek

A little light experiment

PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:03 am
by danofmk
Phenomenal

Those are fit to grace any wall

A little light experiment

PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:47 am
by Derek897
I have been asked a couple of times to explain how I took my recent light trail shots.
It is really basic, but here it goes,

You'll need a light, small led or similar, low watt, battery to power it and string.
Probably some kind of tape to keep stuff together.
I used bits i had lying around, which made it awkward, as i had under counter lights left over but they needed a larger batter to power them. so a large torch battery is what i used.
The lights were too bright, so i put them into an empty coffee tin and made a hole in the bottom to allow some light out.
Tie or tape the string to your lights and battery and hang it from a height. this is your pendulum. if you want you can make a double pendulum which will give you the cushion type results, i preferred the swirls from the single pendulum.
The length of string seems to dictate the duration of the swing more so than the weight.

Place your camera underneath, and away you go.

I generally set mine to f8-f13, iso 100, exp 30 secs to 5 mins
you need to shoot in the dark

hope this helps and would love to see what you get from your setup.

This guy is seriously into it.

https://youtu.be/n13Ij4NSNI8

Image20171219_190957 by dr.shutter, on Flickr

Image20171219_191109 by dr.shutter, on Flickr

Image20171219_190943 by dr.shutter, on Flickr

Which produces something like these, minimal pp on these, (no mirroring or cloning)

ImageIMGP3085ed2 by dr.shutter, on Flickr

ImageIMGP3088edsm by dr.shutter, on Flickr

It is very basic but cheap and fun to do. :) :) :)

A little light experiment

PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:38 pm
by Derek897
A few more from last night

ImageIMGP3124ed1sm by dr.shutter, on Flickr

ImageIMGP3126ed2sm by dr.shutter, on Flickr

ImageIMGP3127ed1sm by dr.shutter, on Flickr

ImageIMGP3127ed1sm2 by dr.shutter, on Flickr

ImageIMGP3127ed1sm3q3 by dr.shutter, on Flickr

A little light experiment

PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:42 pm
by ronniemac
The first three are fantastic, really excellent! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

Not so sure about the symmetrical two, but maybe that's just me (being a modernist and not a classicist). :wink:

A little light experiment

PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:43 pm
by Derek897
Cheers Ronnie, Glad you liked any of them :)
I find it therapeutic trying to find shapes within that mirror easily,
I need a lot of therapy :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

A little light experiment

PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:49 pm
by Derek897
A metallic one

ImageIMGP3126metasmljpg by dr.shutter, on Flickr

A little light experiment

PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:46 pm
by Derek897
oops,
wrong one.

ImageIMGP3126metasmljpg by dr.shutter, on Flickr

A little light experiment

PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:11 am
by ronniemac
Worth viewing full size enlarged! :thumb:

A little light experiment

PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:32 am
by Derek897
Cheers Ronnie.
I like that one myself. It seems to have an almost metallic quality to it. :thumb: :thumb:

A little light experiment

PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:59 pm
by Derek897

A little light experiment

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:56 am
by ronniemac
Despite my dislike of symmetry, these are both very three dimensional and mind bending, in short I do like them especially when I trace the light lines. Thanks again for posting these.

A little light experiment

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:43 am
by Derek897
Cheers Ronnie, here is the original of the last image.
It's a single exposure, single swing shot.

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A little light experiment

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:33 am
by Derek897
Follow the yellow brick road

ImageIMGP3155ed4sm by dr.shutter, on Flickr

ImageIMGP3155ed2m3m by dr.shutter, on Flickr

A little light experiment

PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:06 pm
by Derek897
I'm just sharing this one more or less as shot, as you can clearly see the way the cycles work on a complex pendulum, first cycle lasted around 18 secs and each other cycle lasted 2 secs less than the one previous.

ImageIMGP3164edsm2 by dr.shutter, on Flickr