Lightpainting on the beach

during a full moon.

Had to opt for a short exposure here as the tide was coming in and only a few feet to my left.

View all photos taken: Monday, 6th July 2009, This photo: 7:09pm

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  • baar_01 said:
    Nice Dave, I've been meaning to do a bit of lightpainting on the shoreline for a while. What torch were you using?
  • James Lagden said:
    Very interesting. I like the stars in the top right.
  • Tom Raby said:
    Beautiful sky, nice work.
  • David de Groot said:
    I slacked out with on-camera flash, on a wide setting pointed to the right at about 60 degrees.
    Me too, I wanted to shoot a series of exposures here, but the water was coming in too fast.
    Thanks :)
  • [ Rodelicious ] said:
    benn longing for a similar shot for ages dave
  • Gareth Gorman said:
    Lovely shot Dave. The movement in the cloud is just right and not too blurred.
  • bradchiplin said:
    Fantastic shot Dave. Love the stars through the clouds.
  • David de Groot said:
    At least it's warmer at night up your way at the moment Rodel :)
    Didn't turn out too bad really :)
    Thanks Brad :) I'd planned to do a startrail timelapse here, but the tide was coming in and only a few feet to the left of frame.
  • anitabromley said:
    Love the stars, love the clouds, love the lightpainting... :)
  • Thea M said:
    Surreal - especially with the stars.
  • fatimka said:
    the sky looks so close, like a house with low ceiling :) i like that.
    stars look beautiful too. in brief great shot !!
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Great work bro, the clouds look wicked.
  • Xenedis said:
    Very nice. It looks like it was shot during the day.
    Even the background seems to be "day-lit".
    How did you achieve that?
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :) Wasn't a bad salvage from what I originally wanted to do there.
    Neat eh ?
    Thanks! Low clouds will do that :)
    Despite being an annoyance to my original plan, they definitely came out quite well :)
    ISO 640 for 30secs on a Full Moon, then pushed a wee bit in post (maybe another 3/4 stop).
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Don't tell me, you were hoping for some stars to spin right on the tip of that rock ;)
    Did you shoot some time lapse here?
  • David de Groot said:
    Got it in one Kane. But no, no timelapses while there. I was going to for this shot, but misfactored how quickly the tide comes in.
  • Glen-Michael said:
    Very nice.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks! :)
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