Thursday, November 01, 2007

Happy Birthday Nathan!

My friend Nathan got a year older so I decided to send him a little gift along the lines of his hobby. Here is a custom birthday card painted entirely of light.

Darkened room, ISO 100, f/22, 30 second exposure. Handheld flashlight.

It took quite a few practice runs to be able to get all the letters in a straight line, facing the right way all in 30 seconds!

2 comments:

Ophelia said...

Cool picture!

Nathan Derksen said...

I must say, that was a very cool birthday card. I haven't had a chance to try out this technique, but it would be fun to do so! I'm also dying to try out the lighting techniques from the book you gave me. I'll never look at glass the same way again :-)