Saturday, December 6, 2008

light painting and cold toes.

Here are some photos from a light painting photography adventure that my good friend Allee and I went on last night. Many times we just get in the car and drive until we find something that intrigues or inspires us. This time, our adventure took us to a field next to The Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay in California. The Sundial Bridge is a magnificent architectural work designed by Santiago Calatrava and measuring 217 feet in hight, it is credited as the world's tallest functional sundial. Needless to say, it is a gorgeous piece of art, and Allee and I were extremely inspired by the bridge and its surrounding landscape. However, we didn't realize how cold it was until we actually got outside and started taking photos, thus we were only able to get about an hour worth of photos for fear of frostbit toes. lol. The photos were all taken about 10:30 PST and were done using shutter speeds between 10 and 30 seconds. Light painting, in essence, are photographs taken at night with long exposures and LED lights used to "paint" in the photo. These are just a few photos from this particular outing and more photos from future adventures will be coming soon. =) e











More of Santiago Calatrava's work can be viewed here.

9 comments:

Valerie Oba said...

these are amazing .. oh man i would love to try this out one time.

TheMinx said...

so wonderful! I like your blog :)

Merily said...

I love your blog! :D

dayna said...

hi sweets. i found you on lookbook- you're so cute! i cant wait to read your blog :)

xo
dayna

Elise said...

thank you so much for the kind comments. =) I'm so glad you like my blog. i'm new to this bloging thing...hehehe...so i'm going to have to find time to keep it going for sure.

Taya Cornett said...

These are absolutely georgous! What camera do you shoot with, the pixelation is fantastic.

Elise said...

hahaha thanks Taya! these were done with my cannon rebel xsi. a great camera, but nothing extravagant.

suzette said...

this is wicked cool

ameliarr said...

they are actually incredible!
found you on lookbook too and i'm going to subscribe to your blog.
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