Friday, March 2, 2012

Light in a Bottle

Last weekend I made another run to the Silk Mill in Lonaconing, Maryland. It was my fifth visit there. Thanks to Tony Sweet for organizing these events. Our group consisted of about a dozen very talented photographers. While much of the time we shoot solo, there are always collaborative efforts at image making. The scene in today's blog is the result of one of those fun moments. Tony brought his fancy flashlights, along with some light modifiers, to do some light painting. The bottle was illuminated with a small flashlight during a 6 to 8 second long exposure. The technique involves a rapid series of light movements- hence the term "light painting"- literally painting the scene with light. Each resulting exposure is a bit different. This one was made up of two captures that I blended together in Photoshop.


  1. Donnie, Great effect and sounds like you guys had a lot of fun.

    1. Thanks Denise. It is hard to go wrong with Tony Sweet as an "assistant". Fun can hardly be avoided with that gang!