Jun 5, 2012
Drawing with light...
I'm in a cheery mood today so I thought I'd share these fun experiments from Times Square. I've done these kind of photos in the past and shared them here but I still wonder sometimes if I should be sharing these at all because they're kind of odd and I'm not sure how they fit. I like abstraction a fair bit and this kind of thing definitely appeals to me but it may not be your cup of tea so if it isn't...too bad! I'm joking...if it isn't your thing, maybe the happy colours at least brightened your day!
People sometimes ask how to do this so here's the short answer: I slow down my shutter speed to one or two seconds (sometimes more) and also close down the aperture...then after realeasing the shutter I move the camera around (in some of these cases I was waving the camera like a crazy person...people stared at me...it was awkward). You can also achieve this by putting your camera on a tripod and moving the light-source around...for example taking photos with sparklers in a dark field.
Anyway, that last photo above...I call it "The Golden Arches"...can you guess why?
Photos by me
Posted by Kinga