Searching for the Portal

Searching for the Portal - (c) 2014 Gerard Blacklock

Searching for the Portal – (c) 2014 Gerard Blacklock

urban fire

Its been many weeks since I have had the opportunity to do some light painting, actually to do some photography fullstop 🙂 so on a sneaky session on the way home from work I tested out a cool location which myself, tickles and chaos had scoped out during our regular parklife tours.

Chaos after viewing the image said:
“Dad, what are you doing in that picture”
I did then try to (unsuccessfully) explain and I think chaos thinks I am a bit weird now 🙂
How do you explain wandering around in a dark park with torches, lights, steel wool and colourful wire all the while taking pictures?
In anycase I am sure chaos will be keen to help out in the EL wire application for the next image, she would rather use the steel wool spin, but dad’s OHS policy will prevent that.

Single shot
Exif/setup data:
D7000 coupled with Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 @11mm Aperture: f/8 and Shutter Speed: ~200s (and yes I know the exif says 33 secs, trust me its 200 seconds :))
out front – funky ass sculpture
Lightpainting: Red and Blue EL wire on the bridge. Red LED torch on the ground to the left, white LED torch from across the pond on the left, gerry spinning wool in the centre.

No wildlife harmed (except for that jumping fish 🙂 ) or fires started

As always, I welcome any suggestions, comments and improvements to my photography, they are always warmly welcomed.