A log of wood just off the braai area in the bush takes on a strange appearance at night. I decided to try to capture it using Light Painting rather than flash as I had never tried light painting before.

Title: Strange Sight at Night
Location: Ingwelala
Camera: Canon 700D
Lens: Canon 18-55mm f 3.5-5.6
Mode: M
Exposure: 8 sec at f/5.6
Focal Length: 55mm
ISO 100
Flash: No. Light‘painted’ by LED flashlight
Filter: No
Tripod: Yes
Post processing: Lightroom,

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Comment by John Griffin on May 9, 2017 at 11:27

Thanks Danie. much appreciated. I may try the shot again once I have done the lighting course with Trompie and see if I can overcome your very valid comments with  softer, more controlled lighting.

Comment by Danie Bester on May 9, 2017 at 9:26

John, this type of scene, because of the reflective nature of the foliage and vegetation, which are not ideal subjects for light painting, leaving very harsh contrast tones and specular highlights. The image is dull, lacklustre and lacks depth and impact. Light painting typically works when painting some foreground element with night skies, 



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