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21st of January 2005 (Fri), 23:51
Norfolk Southern's specially painted Southern green locomotive at rest at the
Cleveland, TN depot.
A little night photography using a stinger flashlight to 'paint' the unit in
Southern 4610 - Engineer's Side
Southern 4610 - Fireman's Side
22nd of January 2005 (Sat), 08:44
Very cool . . . I love train shots.
22nd of January 2005 (Sat), 08:56
I love these shots. I didn't realize NS had done a nostalgia paint job like that. Before they were absorbed by the Union Pacific, I always wished the Southern Pacific would bring back the old Black Widow paint job. I guess that's not going to happen now. :lol:
I'd really love to know more about night painting. I understand the concept, but have trouble visualizing the actual practice.
22nd of January 2005 (Sat), 14:05
My technique is really very simple. Of course I have the camera mounted on the tripod and the wired remote connected, but I don't mentally tell myself how long the exposure should be. I 'sweep' the subject left to right, drop down and sweep right to left until I reach the bottom. That's when I allow the shutter to close and take a look at the photo. I shot about 10 or 12 frames last night from various angles, and these two were my favorites.
Night photography is definately easier using a DSLR, if it doesn't look right, adjust the timing and try again.
7th of May 2006 (Sun), 19:39
Hi J-Guy, Not sure if you will get this, but I just looked up how to night painting photography in Crazy brozer and I picked up this link to Canon. A cool late afternoon find. I just joined and I look forward to finding out more about this site and chat with you about night painting. I used to do this years ago, but a brain injury left me without remembering how to do this......ok, so it was not a brain injury, not enough brain food, or to many brain cells lost in the 90's, any way...I want to get back some lost info...can you help!! I look forward to a chat. Val
7th of May 2006 (Sun), 21:56
I think that these are both neat photos - thanks for the introduction to painting with light.
9th of May 2006 (Tue), 05:26
These are amazing shots. I guess thats one of the benefits of digital for this type of photography that you can check your results right away and adjust your "painting" as needed. I've tried this a few times with film cameras and always been disappointed by the results. After seeing these, though, I'm going to have to get out and try it with my 20D. Thanks for sharing. You've inspired me.
3rd of June 2006 (Sat), 07:39
4th of October 2007 (Thu), 09:54
i like the 1st photo, it's less flashy unlike the second one.
4th of August 2009 (Tue), 22:18
Look at these. took with a flashlight I designed.
processed in everything
25th of June 2011 (Sat), 00:45
These are my flashlights
Just take them in dark night.
My favorite flashlight for hunting: CREE Q5 LED Flashlight Xeccon H10
CREE XP-G R5 LED flashlight Xeccon M2 for fishing, hunting or camping
240 Lumens XR-E Cree White LED Light Flashlight Torch Xeccon L14-L
630 Lumens CREE MC-E LED flashlight Xeccon M2L
630 Lumens CREE MC-E LED Light Flashlight Torch+case Xeccon R20
65W/45W Xenon HID torch 6000 Lumens for fishing SSK-10 Black
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