Saturday, April 27, 2013

Light Trails



You know you can paint with light, right? Well, if you didn't know, you can. Actually, I'm sure it's happened to you by mistake with a digital camera or cell phone when the camera's shutter stayed open longer than the time you thought it needed to take the shot and you moved your camera around. And you see streaks of light in a blurry image. It's even more fun if you do it on purpose!

But, if you're thinking that's what I did here with this photo, that's not the case. I guess you'd call it 'contrived' as I added it to the image-along with shifting the color a bit. It was a blurry shot on my cell phone in a furniture store. This was the display behind a headboard. Pretty cool. The display, I mean. The image ended up not being exactly what I was going for (too blurry), but I did get the really cool shadow that these hanging glass orbs were casting! So, I took it into photo editing software and went to town. A bit more interesting to me with this altered version. Here's the original so that you have a reference:




You might like the unaltered version better for all I know. Me? I like the tweaks.

Every week, a group of us from around the world post our shadow shots over at Shadow Shot Sunday 2. Entertain your muse and be amused by stopping by to see what others have posted!


You can view all of my 2012 Shadow Shot Sunday images on my Flickr account. Click here to view them.

12 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love your shadow shots for the day, Paula!! Delightful!! Enjoy a beautiful weekend!!

Ralph said...

These appear as transparent and 3-D orbs floating in space. A wonderful effect - it seems that the unexpected effects we hadn't planned on...make unique and slightly abstract art. Unplanned and whimsical art!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Your photo just goes to show that many times "mistakes" really aren't!

Shadowy Bee

Jim said...

Good.

Catherine said...

lovely echoing patterns...

robin. said...

i am a fan of the tweaks...

namaki said...

This is very creative !

Chubby Chieque said...

Hello Paula,

Wow! Doubling the glasses looks awesome.

I do agree what Ralph mentioned.

Hope you have a great w/end.

Hugs from D´Box,
/CC girl

A Cuban In London said...

I missed your shadow shots whilst I was away. Many thanks for yet another fantastic set of photos.

Greetings from London.

bea said...

What cool shadow shots, really interesting - GREAT CAPTURE.

Leovi said...

Wonderful compositions, very interesting!

blogitse said...

Oh you've had a really creative play time! :)
Hope you have a good week!
ps. my wrist is much better...

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