And the winner for the October 2016 Light Painting Photography Contest themed “Light Writing” is… Olivier Fay for this excellent Light Painting with a simple and powerful message.
This winning image took three nights to create, with the help of Olivier’s girlfriend who was the very patient model in a tunnel along the Gardon river near the village of Comps in France.
How it was created:
ISO 100, F8, and a total single exposure time of 947 seconds.
Olivier said “First, I illuminated the background. I used a light tube with plastic bags to put light behind the model and I also used a hot-white torchlight.”
“For the text I created it with a little green pencil LED light. The most difficult part was to write in the axis of the camera. To write the text in a legible way, it was necessary to space the letters in the background much more than those in foreground.”
“In order to keep the line, I used fishing line to guide the hand. Another challenge was to write backwards (left side). Then, I illuminated the walls and the water (a little in the front) with a hot-white torch.”
“Finally, I illuminated with a hot-white torch the tree branch I had put above the tunnel. You can see in the image that there was wind.”
About the text of the photo:
“Light painting is an incredible way to create images, I did not want to write something in connection with light. Everybody knows that it is great to play with light! Every light painter knows that light painting is fun.”
“I choose to write “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights” because it’s a reality and I think the world needs to remember it!”
For this wonderful creation Olivier will receive a LPP prize pack filled with treasures from our sponsors below. Click here to see the current contest theme and find out how to enter to win your LPP prize pack!