Light Painting {38/365}

Well folks, Wasn't entirely sure today's 365 was going to get posted or not.  New England has been party to some serious rain and high winds for the past few days.  The power went out early this afternoon and stayed out for a while.  Hasn't done that since the Clinton Administration here in Boston!

Luckily the power came back on during the afternoon and my fears of not being able to upload today's 365 entry in time didn't come to fruition.

But, it got me thinking . . .

As a photographer, I paint with light.  But my brush strokes are clocked at 1/6000th of a second.  Not really "painting" per se.

Why not do it for real?

This exposure was clocked at 30 seconds.  I turned off all the lights, pushed the shutter and stepped into the frame where I "painted' on the light.  I swirled a warm Maglite around the background and filled in the blossoms with a cool LED.  The light stayed where I put it; the longer I held my hand, the more the paint I left behind.

Perhaps, painters and photographers have much more in common than we realize (or care to admit).  We both covet light, form and texture.

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Canon 85mm 1.2L - f16 @30s 100iso