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    December Project: Playing with Light

    Ok so you were probably expecting something Christmassy as the next project. I guess you could tie this in with a Christmas theme, but, I think "playing with light" would probably broaden the shooting possibilities a little more.

    Here's one of mine. The spotlights in my computer room (I used a star filter on my lens).



    Have fun!

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    Re: December Project: Playing with Light

    Quote Originally Posted by Alison
    Ok so you were probably expecting something Christmassy as the next project. I guess you could tie this in with a Christmas theme, but, I think "playing with light" would probably broaden the shooting possibilities a little more.

    Here's one of mine. The spotlights in my computer room (I used a star filter on my lens).



    Have fun!
    Here is my first

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    Re: December Project: Playing with Light

    Nice!

    Sorry I'm getting a bit carried away this time haha.
    I LOVE playing with light!

    Candle light



    Car head lights and street lights



    Moon light



    Sunlight (not good for the Retina's though lol)


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    Re: December Project: Playing with Light

    OK, my (1st) contribution to this. Taken in a dimly lit pub.

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    Re: December Project: Playing with Light

    One more.

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    Re: December Project: Playing with Light

    An oldie but, one of my favs from when I shot digi...

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    Re: December Project: Playing with Light

    9 exposure HDR from RAW. That is about as much playing with light as I can handle.

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    This house in Randwick in Sydney's Eastern suburbs doesn't look like it has seen a fresh coat of paint from when I was a little kid, roaming the streets of Randwick.

    I tried constructing the image with 3 exposures but the contrast range was too extreme. I finally settled on (needing) 9 exposures to fill the bill. I've kept the contrast relatively low, to give the image a flatness, similar to how an eggshell appears ... because the paint on the house is just as fragile.

    I hope someone might think of an Edward Hopper street scenes and colours when they look at this image. If viewing Hopper's art has imparted even one iota of his subtle vision into my image making, ... not all is lost.

    All in all a very satisfying play with light.

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    Re: December Project: Playing with Light

    Here's my post, sunset light
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    Re: December Project: Playing with Light

    Roger R thanks for the inspiration, that one stands out among all of the nice shots so far.This submission shows my goofy side. I believe I am going to have fun this month with this theme.
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    Re: December Project: Playing with Light

    Woah! That is so cool Jimmy!
    Are you going to share how you did it with us?

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    Re: December Project: Playing with Light

    I set up the tripod and walked off the distance for where I would be standing figuring with F-16 I should be in focus.
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    15 second shutter (should have gone longer or more flash)
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    used a flash lite to write out my name
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    Remember to write backwards!
    I think it was about 16 shots in twenty minutes. This could be fun the more you play with it!
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    Re: December Project: Playing with Light



    The Rochester Subway. Locked a D70s open in bulb mode, then walked along the loading docks with a SB-800 and fired it off at each open door. Then did the same using the center point between two pillars. In addition to that, we had a fire going (yes I know, stupid having a fire going in an abandoned subway tunnel)

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    Re: December Project: Playing with Light

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy B
    I set up the tripod and walked off the distance for where I would be standing figuring with F-16 I should be in focus.
    Camera set up
    2 second delay
    15 second shutter (should have gone longer or more flash)
    F-16
    used a flash lite to write out my name
    flash was manual at 1/16th power on second curtain sync,rear curtain for Nikon.
    Remember to write backwards!
    I think it was about 16 shots in twenty minutes. This could be fun the more you play with it!
    Jimmy B
    That is sooooo cool!!!

    Here's one from me. I took this only a few minutes ago and I am so excited about it
    I'm having fun with this project!

    I metered my light using my in-camera meter and auto focus on the lens. Then switched the lens to manual focus to deliberately blur the fibre optics on the tree.




    Here's the link on how to do it http://www.diyphotography.net/diy_create_your_own_bokeh

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    Re: December Project: Playing with Light

    Constantine Manos, the photographer of the classic work, 'A Greek Porfolio' and also Magnum fame, once wrote (if I remember correctly), "Photography is the language of light, and it is upto photographers to be as articulate as possible." That is a nice inspirational thought.

    I took this shot this arvo on my way home from work. There is nothing like playing with light with a touch of grunge added.


    'Waiting for the Next Firestorm (after Cazneaux)'.





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    PS, Harold Cazneaux is the most influential of Australia's early pictorialist photographers ... ever to have drawn breath.
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    Re: December Project: Playing with Light

    Quote Originally Posted by Wild Wassa
    I took this shot this arvo on my way home from work. There is nothing like playing with light.
    Warren, brilliant. S
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    Re: December Project: Playing with Light

    Looking up at the ceiling in an old church in Gent Belgium, light coming from all 4 sides. It makes me giddy though.

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    Re: December Project: Playing with Light

    Shootme, Thankyou.

    I was wondering why I all of a sudden, I had a sore neck. I then realized that I was involuntarily turning my head on its side to view your shot and it started to ache when I tried to turn my head upsidedown. I like repetition with variation in an image, and I now realize that I was twisting my neck to find the variation in your image.

    A good shot from you too. In fact it is a very interesting shot. The placement of the yellow light at the bottom of the frame and the dark marks on the ceiling provides just the right amount of variation.

    Warren.

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    Re: December Project: Playing with Light

    Can you tell how much I am enjoying THIS project?
    Taken at 6:08pm this evening.



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    Re: December Project: Playing with Light

    Caught Saint Nicolas, December 6th in Brussels - Belgium at the Grand Place, about 7pm.

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    Re: December Project: Playing with Light

    OK, a couple more. A slow walk through the forest early winter morning (actually not so early). S

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    Re: December Project: Playing with Light

    Ooh they are STUNNING! I take it you are enjoying this particular project? :thumbsup:

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    Re: December Project: Playing with Light

    Thanks Alison, yes it's a great project theme, not easy though, generally need a tripod and capture the special times of the day, morning and evening. Requires me to think a bit harder about how I take my shots which adds for me more interest. Thanks and Cheers, Peter
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    Re: December Project: Playing with Light

    Sorry I've got to add a moon too. First time shooting it. I guess a subject we all have in common and one that ties all our shots together (baring the sun of course)...deep...enjoy. S

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    Re: December Project: Playing with Light

    Did the plane crash? :-) TF
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    Re: December Project: Playing with Light

    Quote Originally Posted by OldClicker
    Did the plane crash? :-) TF
    He just missed...but it was touch and go for a minute there I held my breath...

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