And the winner is… Sean Liew for this spectacular still life light painting!
To create this winning image Sean left his shutter open for 223 second, and shot aperture ƒ/8, ISO200, on a Nikon D300.
A little more about how this light painting was created;
“The photo was taken a few weeks before I moved into my new apartment when I had an empty living room to mess about with light painting.
There were some left over renovation materials lying around, so the textured base you see in the pix was actually a piece of decorative finishing for the TV cabinet. I thought the glossy pattern would be interesting, and pair it with a spray can from the trash bin. I’d only brought a few of my LP tools at the time and the EL wires were new to me back then so I experimented with those on a couple of shots before ending up with the one I submitted. With one finger holding the tip of the EL wire and placing the tip behind the nozzle, the other end of the wire was waved around for quite a bit. Each color was given a ‘slice’ of the color pie while there’s some overlapping in between them. The dots came from a modified little LED white bulb (see picture below) that I usually use to write when doing LP. Did some quick taps around the areas where the EL wires painted, varying the distance with each click to give them a sense of depth with different dot sizes. Lastly, I use that same ‘pen’ tool to shine from the back of the can to highlight the textured base and create an outline around the can.”