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"Light Writing by the Campfire"

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Copyright: Linda Unger (shelbeesmom) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4160 W: 1109 N: 12719] (58276)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-13
Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Artwork, Event, Experimental, Nocturnal
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro, Fotodiux UV SMC 82mm Slim
Exposure: f/13.0, 30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Messing with my mind! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-10-06 5:43
Viewed: 1445
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hey everyone! Hope you had a great weekend!

This is some Light Writing that Shelby did for me, as I set the camera up on my lap, around the campfire after the hurricane. Having no lights, TV, cell etc, made everyone have to find their own entertainment.
The dark line through the light is the camp set up of a bar, the Kettle and the Tea Pot, over the fire.

SO this is what we did, I just set the F-stop to all different sorts just to see what worked best. The I sat the camera on my lap while Shelby did her writing. I told her she had 30 seconds to do whatever she wanted. She is quite the Picasso!

We got about 7 good shots and I may post a few here and there. I thought about removing the dark bar, but then again, NOT..it wouldn't look right and I like the camp stuff there!

Have a great day!

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Hi Linda,
I love campfires, the smell, smoke and entertainment. Excellent way to turn a campfire into a very interesting photo. I love the light writing it's different. Nice details in the fire and kettle. Very creative work.

Great experiment Linda - well combined with the fire.. Nice to see a few fun shots posted.. It'asall butterflies and flowers today..

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-10-06 8:20]

You really made the best of the situation, left only with your imaginations for entertainment. Very creative work Linda!! and Shelby as well. Interesting and fun. TFS

hi linda!
very nice light effect, i like it.

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2008-10-06 9:31]

Hi Linder- Great details and how fun, nicely composed and best wishes to Shelbee also. Very interesting indeed ! Julie

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2008-10-06 10:01]

Hi Linda
very special composition.But very nice.
Gr Jos

Hi Linda
Very beautiful idea and experimental work.
A fine picture my friend,TFS

Hi Linda,
This is an interesting experiment, and the effect is quite good, I think you were right to keep the bar across the fire with the kettle on as it adds to the shot and would look unnatural if removed.
Well done
Regards Andy

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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2008-10-06 13:37]

WOW great idea
came out real well
nice exposure and comp

cool shot, that girls got talent! really creative way to take a shot, i must try this!

OH MAN LINDA! This is AWESOME!! Congrats to your artistic daughter too. This is soooo very cool. I like the fire and the other camp gear.

Very impressive! Lisa

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2008-10-07 5:32]

A really good result from your experiment here Linda. It has a very Halloween effect so great for the season. Shelly is obviously very creative. I like the bar and the kettles. The only thing I am not sure of is the board close to the fire, I wonder if it would have a different feel if it was removed? More open?
Warmest Regards

Hi Linda

I like the abtract neon pumpkin above the firelight, with eyes & a tail. Kind of appropriate for Halloween in November? I fly from Australia to Canada tomorrow morning. I'm definitely heading to Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, CA & Hawaii. I'm not sure if I'll make it to Tx. Cheers! Greetings from Taiwan!

Well planned and done experiment . Good creativity.
My compliments...
Selahattin E

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2008-10-08 12:30]

Very clever - both you and Shelby. 30 seconds of fun when there's no tv, no power, no PC, and no ironing to do...
I just want to crop off some of the excess space on the left. But apart from that, it looks good and is a good result from your experiments.

and where are the marshmallows? no campfire without them.*g* excellent idea, i guess you had a lot of fun doing this.
very cool, yeah, it really looks a little picasso-ish. i wonder how the other ones turned out.
wonderful experiment & best wishes from cologne, thor.

Hi Linda
Very original and well done. You have a good control of time and light, a must in photography.
Nicely done

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2008-10-11 16:18]

oh my...
This is SO COOL!
I love your experiment... it came out AWESOME.. the fire tells the story.. but Shelby out did herself.. I hope she loves it as well


I love the contrast between the camp fire and the torch light, and the shapes in the light are very artistic. A great experiment well executed.
Thanks for sharing

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