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  1. Chiller

    Chiller Mental case

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    I wanted to try something different with these first two, so I set up the tripod and turned out the lights, took out a flashlight and painted these with light. I used a beam of light to get the focus, , turned the light out, released the shutter, and just painted the parts I wanted. The background is...natural black space. In photoshop...just a bit of saturation/contrast/sharpen. This is usually a technique I use for shooting our halloween displays.
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    Same technique, different flower​
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    Next day headed out to the Guild Inn gardens to see what was there. This little guy was sure a slow bloomer. ​
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    This flowers colours struck me, so I shot the underside of it, and underfocused slightly to get a more abstract feel. ​
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    maytay20 TPF Noob!

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    I like it! I may have to try this soon!
     
  3. Chiller

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    Thank you so much. Only the first two are painting with light. Sorry...forgot to add that. The third had a nice natural background of some shaded bushes.
    If you try painting with light in the house, try to keep the flowers away from a wall, so if you miss with the pen light, you will not catch the wall. :D
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Chiller posts Flower Photos!
    That is worth a headline in broad print! :D
    And I am really interested in the light painting technique now ... what light serves you this well? Ah, here I'm reading it myself now: a penlight. (*muttering to self*: Must get myself a penlight - must get myself a penlight - must get myself a penlight!)
    And thought that one's not "light painting technique", I still like the photo of the "slow bloomer" chives best! Chives look good when they bloom!
     
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    that first one looks amazing.
    cool technique, must try that myself one day
     
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    abraxas No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    these all all great! the third one gets me going. what an awesome look!
     
  7. Chiller

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    Thanks so much everyone. Appreciate your comments.
    Corinna...I just used a "dollar"store light, and to make the beam of the light smaller, I used electric tape over the glass, so it gave me more control as to where the light hit. Hope to see what y'all shoot
     
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    oooh great technique

    Nice pictures
     
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    *stands aside with mouth agape*
    you produce beautiful work.
     
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    amazing, I really like these alot. They could be postcards :D That is meant as a compliment!
     
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    Wow! Excellent. Awesome processing too!

    3 and 4 especially ROCK! :headbang:
     
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    Thank you so much for your kind words. Really appreciate it.
     

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