No fire tonight...

When there's no fire this area is totally dark.....so it seemed a good place to try the light painting technique.
Ho Rob nice result! I'm answering here to your comment about the backlit sea bottom because I found your comment in the email but no reply button well it's my first year too, or actually my first month with 365! Regarding the backlighting matter you are right. For my picture to be strictly backlit, the camera should be under the water, but I don'have such gear😀 I am very pleased of meeting so many people from all parts of the world. More than I expected! I will follow you with great pleasure
posted June 27th, 2017  
@caterina Hi Katerina - thanks for having a look at the light painting effort - it's quite fun to try but I think a really good result needs more time than I could give this one. Something to try again!!! For the reply mechanism - I think I posted my comment on your page with the great photo of the sea bottom? You should then get a notification of that posting and be able to click on the notification to go to where ever the comment is posted. There should then always be a reply button - click on it and you should have a comment box with the link to the other person already inserted. I'm glad you are enjoying your 365 project - I've only been doing it since Xmas and have learnt so much. and had so much fun. I'll return your follow and we can keep in touch.Cheers Rob
posted June 27th, 2017  
I wish this technique was a few weeks later as our local camera club is going to be getting together for some light painting. Oh well, I'll treat it as a warm up! Good job Rob. It does look quite dark there!
posted June 28th, 2017  
@robz thank you Rob. I will inundate you with backlighting. As you said, it's a lot of fun! As a matter of fact I'm here awake at 6 a.m. To try and photograph dawn! Something I would have never done without 365 Thank you for following me. Have a good day or night maybe😜
posted June 28th, 2017  
@olivetreeann Thanks Ann - it was really dark - but thinking about it more I think it might work better if there is some other offset source of light as well - then you could concentrate on just "painting" specific sections as highlighted areas. Different sizes of torches etc would help too. Will look forward to seeing yours in a few weeks.
posted June 28th, 2017  
@caterina Haha Caterina - it's starting!! Your mind starts whizzing around with ideas that you want to try - then before you know it you're doing crazy things - like getting up at dawn!! I just looked at your 2 uploaded backlit photos - both nice but I really liked the one with the palm tree - was the sun hidden behind the trunk? Cheers Rob
posted June 28th, 2017  
Yes Rob it's started. I even think of photos when falling asleep! Thank you for appreciating the tree. Yes the sun was behind the trunk.
posted June 28th, 2017  
Good effort-- light painting takes a while to do well. I struggle with either under or over exposures.
posted June 28th, 2017  
@taffy Thanks Taffy - control does seem to be difficult! Understatement! It's almost as though you need several people - all with their own job to do in the 30 sec available. Might be a good family project one night when all the kids are at home??
posted June 28th, 2017  
I don't think I've seen light-painting outside before...certainly not for us city folk...lol
posted June 29th, 2017  
@granagringa Hi granagringa- I had a go at this after finding an online "How to" article : https://digital-photography-school.com/beginners-guide-to-light-painting/
Most of the scenes in it were from outside, but seemed to require quite a lot of "paint" light. This was a modified version. The article had lots of good tips. I think it could work really well in a back yard with some fixed lighting and some painted lighting. Haven't had a chance to have another go yet. Cheers
posted June 29th, 2017  
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