Halloween Light Painting Spooktacular
It's been a bit rainy here recently so I started off at home, converting the spare room into a mini studio to take some pumpkin shots, followed by a quick trip to a local church. Now some may say that at 30 I'm too old to be playing with pumpkins, but in my opinion no light painter is ever too old to be playing with kids stuff, it makes good shots!
So here you have a small collection of Halloween themed light painting images. Enjoy!
The pumpkin was lit from inside with a small LED flashlight for around 5 seconds during each exposure. I tried using a candle but found it was over-exposing, and the flashlight was even brighter. I cut a hole in the back of the pumpkin to push the gelled flashlight into so I could control it. The same flashlight was used to draw the skeletons. Drawing certainly is not my forte!
The colourful reflections behind the pumpkin were created using my LED stick (see Tools Page for details) inside a stainless steel open-fronted box.
For the second night of my Halloween light painting adventure I managed to get out to my faviourite tunnel. The tunnel has been overgrown and inaccessible throughout the summer. Now that winter is kicking in, I have my tunnel back, and darkness arrives earlier too! I didn't make much use of the tunnel for these shots, other than as a location to play with sparkers which turned out to be pants! I should have gone for the expensive ones.
Posted on: Oct 30, 2011