The winner for the Orb themed Light Painting Photography Contest for September 2019 is… Mart Barras for the above image titled Nucleus! The thought and execution that went into creating this image without any post production is just nuts. Here is what Mart said about the image…
“This was shot in an abandoned MOD ammo dump in wales, during a camping trip with other UK light-painters. I set up facing up a doorway in the dump, knowing it would give me a lot of dead space for a camera rotation and act as a main element and add to the framing. I then put Phil in the doorway and set up a flash on a stand behind him gelled orange. I did a couple of test shots to ensure the rotation part was as accurate as I could get it. I then set up a second tripod , close by facing down the corridor of the dump and marked the spot in the floor where I wanted an orb to be spun. Once that was set up I returned to the original tripod, I set some vape going behind Phill and started the exposure. At each rotation point, I fired off the flash and then capped the lens and moved to it the next position etc. Once I had come back to the start I left the lens cap on and moved the camera to the second tripod position and re-adjusted my focal length to the spot marked out for the orb. The final part was to spin the orb and end the exposure. SOOC Raw conversion in camera, Shot in one exposure. No photoshop.”
Gels Vape Machine
Camera Rotation Tool
Settings: F5.6, ISO200, 12mm 195.2 seconds
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