A second posting from the Chilliwack Enchanted Festival Light show. Observe the following details.
Exposure compensation minus 1.7 stops below with a 4 second exposure at F13. I have learnt that its important to see the effect before you press the shutter. What helped this photo was the starting focal point from the center has a balanced star burst effect that filled the frame with a variety of burst shapes outward as the photo is taken. In the upper left is a barn outline. What also helps make these photos creative is to keep the zoom stayed for part of the exposure to highlight the original details before zooming in and out. This was a LED lit up butterfly. I find that the lastest LED lights have a nice intensity in presentations like this. Overall I am happy with this capture... perhaps one of the better ones from the night that had the most flare..Enjoy!
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Kenggaroo (849) 2007-01-04 20:51
Great job, Paul
Excellent image captured of the LED light show. It's absolutely beautiful.
Everything is pecfectly planned according to your note. The details of how you arranged to do with this shot are very useful to TE members.
Cormac (26545) 2007-01-04 20:51
Great shot Paul! This is even better than the previous one, because of the swirling pattern of the butterfly, which worked incredibly well with the zoom. Good technical info too - I tried something similar but the lights ended up burnt out, so the negative exposure compensation is a good idea. Beautiful!
siolaw (37644) 2007-01-04 21:35
Come on!!Whhat a nice technique giving spectacular results! Colors, shape, idea are fantastic
prezntime (3946) 2007-01-04 21:40
Incredible Paul...and such originality. I know of the technique where one zooms in while the shutter is held open, but this is one of the more brilliant shots I've seen employing this technique. Marvellous colors, and I see the various designs you speak of.
I saw the previous post in thumbnail, but have not had a chance to go back and check it out...I will do so now.
You should be very happy with this one Paul.
jwmunro (286) 2007-01-04 21:41
Hello Paul -
Again, a very artistic presentation. Is the Canon zoom a push/pull or rotation zoom? Which type of zoom works the best for this technique? This is a well exposed image and the think the very dark night really highlights and helps the lights using this technique. Well done!
Thank you for sharing
USErin (189) 2007-01-04 22:06
Wow... really cool.
singuanti (15250) 2007-01-04 22:17
Hi Paul. It looks like Christmas fireworks! I never would have thought to try that with the zooming in and out. The sharpness is high and the noise is low. Another good one Paul!
abdur (81) 2007-01-04 22:24
This one is just wonderful; a creative and colorful shot that can be remembered for many days to come.
triptych2003 (1534) 2007-01-04 23:38
that's an awesome technique and you've managed a great result. it's such an interesting pattern. there's a lot to learn here, and not just from the photo but also from the note. thanks a lot
jjcordier (70567) 2007-01-05 0:31
Superbe effet! Une technique que tu maitrises parfaitement.
lestans (16912) 2007-01-05 3:11
Bravo!! Great shot!!
And thank you for the lesson, for so a well done description of the way you did it! (I should almost try.... it would be a useful exercise..but I am so lazy )
Fis2 (79806) 2007-01-05 5:42
Interesting photo. Curious effect. Good frame and colors. Well done.
jhm (131862) 2007-01-05 6:02
This is wonderful, colour and the light are superb, you did very lovely work here, very precise and beautiful presentation too! Very well done!
PixelTerror (0) 2007-01-05 6:06
Hi Paul, happy new year !
Excellent effect, that's a superb explosion of vivid colors, zooming while exposing is not an easy thing to do, at least you could do it on tripod, anyway the delivered result is often spectacular as we do get to see here.
Have a nice day,
Ann75 (0) 2007-01-05 12:51
You sure are changing it up for 2007 and I really love what you are doing with these photographs! Excellent colours, great sense of movement and a wonderful composition! Great work, Paul...you keep on surprising me with your great abilities!
vesalius (861) 2007-01-06 15:32
Cool capture Paul. I'm a little confused how the barn stayed without any trails, but perhaps I'm not considering it correctly.
Stepan (27210) 2007-01-07 4:06
Psychedelic and funny. That's totally abstract and strong. I like it. Good realization.
plimrn (21344) 2007-01-07 8:08
You should be estatic with the amazing light & detail you captured here. I'll be adding your note to my tips file to study in more detail. I think it is a goldmine!!
designsoul (21492) 2007-01-07 17:41
This is very impressive, Paul, beautiful and dazzling indeed in its abstraction and vivid colours. Thanks so much for sharing your secret of arriving at such a clear and superb rendition of the light show! Brilliant!
sothy81 (9542) 2007-01-08 12:39
Hi Paul, nice shot with the light. Great colors and sharpness. Well done. Sothy
keribar (43841) 2007-01-08 14:30
Looks like a giant puzzle, and I am not I fully understood what kind of show it is. Because there is some motion here, and you seem to have captured it like a maestro !
Best and friendly regards - Izzet
TheMystic (912) 2007-01-09 1:07
Great capture. When I've seen the thumbnail, I thought you played in photoshop. This would make a good giant wall poster!
capthaddock (28790) 2007-01-10 12:02
Hi Paul - this is perhaps the best of these light series so far, good note explaining what we're seeing, an unusual subject, certainly rarer than the Eiffel tower :-)
alejandroguzman (4684) 2007-01-12 15:45
I loved this photograph.
And THANKs for sharing the notes on it.
I will start to play with this kind of effects.
Boots (495) 2007-01-24 12:48
Nice one, Paul!
Thanks for the exposure info in the note. I haven't tried this technique yet (and can't until I get an SLR!), but your note makes it clear on what to do.
happypoppeye (4817) 2007-08-19 13:18
Good catch Paul. Love the colors and the bursting effect really looks good. A modern abstract kind of photo. Very original and good eye to compose it properly.
- Copyright: Paul Enns (PJE) (20758)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-12-30
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon EF-S 18-55/3.5-5.6, Digital ISO 100
- Exposure: f/13.0, 4 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Festival of Lights [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-01-04 20:40
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