Long Exposure Landscapes

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  1. abraxas

    abraxas No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I've been liking to get the before sunrise, after sunset long exposures. Walking in the dark don't bug me at all- I know what's out in the local nature and know what will and won't eat me; if I get ate it's by something I don't mind getting ate by. So anyhow- I always forget/don't take a flashlight. But then I get out there, and especially early in the morning, have problems lining up a shot. So I figure I'll remember to take one sooner or later... My point, hm, oh yeah, I remember.

    Has anyone tried using a flashlight to bring out maybe some bush/brush detail? Does something like that work or just put light streaks all over the shot?
     
  2. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    It works. Many flashlights use a tungsten bulb, so the light is warm. Colored celophane or gels can be used to change the color of the light.

    Google "light painting".
     
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    Arch Damn You! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    yes painting with light works. Iv seen it done with buildings and structures, however something like a bush or tree, although it will still work, it will create shadows which might look strange.... so its probably a bit more difficult... worth a go tho. ;)
     
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  5. abraxas

    abraxas No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thanks Archangel and ksmattfish- I'm going to give it a shot and see what happens. Cool link.
     

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