It was a lovely summer’s evening and around ten club members turned up for the light painting photography session at Church Lane.
I was dressed in black and carrying a bag of different torches and probably looking more like a burglar or the man who had eaten the Milk Tray rather than delivered it.
I thought I would take a few pictures outside whilst there was still a bit of evening light.
I knew of my camera’s limitations in the dark but that wasn’t going to drive me up the wall.
Vicki had the key to the church which has just played host to a flower festival over the weekend and I was pleased as I’m now quite interested in flowers.
So with tripod set up, I was delighted in capturing a sharp image of a poppy type of flower, that was until somebody pointed out the flowers were of a fabric material lol. I should have gone to Spec Savers.
So those images were deleted.
I then began to look for something unusual to photograph until it got dark.
Various cameras were being set up ready for the lighting photography
Having not done anything like this before I needed somebody to show me the ropes.
Vicki and Des took the lead showing me how it was all done.
I think Vicki had an exposure time on her camera of around 30 seconds but my little camera only has 8 seconds maximum exposure. The idea was to flick the torch light around the walls during this period to get various light effects.
All my torches have the new led bulbs in them which produce a tungsten blue effect rather than the older bulbs which give a more warmer light
This was a shot taken by Vicki and from this one gets a better idea of what can be achieved
Once we had all finished inside, we went outside with torches, flickering light between the stones whilst using long exposures to produce this type of effect
Again this was another shot from Vicki’s camera.
It was a very interesting evening and I had learnt a little bit more about my camera, so all worthwhile. I know Vicki had some more super shots and my camera doesn’t really make those scenes but hope it gives just an idea of the evening.
The event finished and we were invited around to Vicki’s place for tea and biscuits, so thank you Vicki.
In two weeks time we meet on Tuesday September 13, 2016 from 20:15 to 22:15 at Weston Turville Village Hall, School Approach, Weston Turville, Bucks, HP22 5RW.
Entrance money is £2 if you are opting to pay the half membership subscription. Anybody reading this and would like to come along you will be made more than welcome