Purple Rain

Posted: April 26, 2012 in Light Painting, Nikon D40, Ohio

I took this shot at Englewood Metropark in Englewood, OH. This is not an HDR, I just played with the white balance & hue settings in photoshop until the yellow sparks turned purple. My oldest brother in law is spinning steel wool that has been set on fire, while contained inside a metal wisk on the end of a 3 foot length of jack chain. Not really sure why I had to tell you it was “jack chain,” other than the fact I just like to say jack chain…

This shot was just after dusk, as we needed it to be dark. We had originally set out searching for tunnels to do this type of shot in, and eventually found our way to the park (which has this super cool old stone tunnel). Technically, it closes at dusk (whatever that really means) but the gate was still open (although technically it was the exit gate). We drove in quickly and my brother in law and I jumped out to get the shot, while a friend kept watch for rangers. We got the shot and left without any trouble.

The sparks are not really all that furious in “real-time” but each individual light trail gets “burned” to the sensor via. the open shutter and ends with an image representing an accumulation of the total sum of all the sparks, which equals a pretty amazing effect if I do say so myself…

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Comments
  1. TATER WHATWHAT says:

    IF YOU HAD A SMART PHONE, YOU COULD HAVE BLOGGED THIS RIGHT AFTER YOU TOOK IT. TATER WHAT WHAT

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