Posted: June 5, 2012 in Light Painting, Nikon D40, Ohio

So many things going on here, so I’ll try to break it down and not sound so uber-tech-nerdy… probably not going to happen though…

The “orb” is created using a little DIY tool I made using a mini-halogen light reflector (with the glass and bulb removed) with 2 white LED’s and 1 yellow LED (which I thought was white, and turns out I was wrong). The purplish glow comes from the LED’s shining through the glass reflector. All that action is on about a 3ft. length of speaker wire attached to a battery pack with switch, so I can turn the lights on and off, and swing it around at the same time.

The vertical white lights on either side of the “orb” are simply white LED lights I hooked up on a duct hanger I bought from Home Depot for like $1. They also have a switch and are powered by a 9 volt battery.

As far as the final image is concerned; it is actually a combination of 3 separate pictures (if I remember correctly) One of the orb, one of the vertical lights, and one long exposure of the lake in the background; combined in Photoshop, masking layers and such…

                If anyone has any further questions, feel free to ask in the comments.

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