Tuesday, August 28, 2007
While waiting to shoot the eclipse tonight, I decided to go play with my flashlight, a camera & a night bloom on one of my cactus. If you look at this image & look at the lighting of it, it looks a little strange.
This is an eight second exposure at approx F 4 to F5 I`d guess. I set the timer for 10 secs. & with the flashlight held far enough away to give enough light to focus on the bloom (it`s pitch dark out), but not too much to confuse the light sensor, I click the shutter. I then move the flashlight away & position it to start washing the bloom when the shutter opens.
As soon as it opens, I start underneath & in the back of the bloom, brushing the bloom with light & in a continuous motion light up the areas of the bloom a little more where I want the final image to be highlighted. I end up in the front of the bloom & make sure to finish with the light on the area in the front of the subject. It takes a little experimenting but once you start trying things like this, it`s easier to graduate to more experimentation. I just thought of a new thing I will try. Shooting with different colors by putting colored cellophane on the flashlight. Hmmnmm
Well here it is, & there`s a few more on Planet Earth.
Since this is Ladies Night here,
this bloom is dedicated to Haylie Norton, a very bright young lady presently on a tour of Germany.