From being inspired by Chris Bradbury’s technique of capturing light trails and painting with light, has inspire me to play around with light up toys, bike lights, anything in the home, wi-fi light, washing machine light, microwave light etc got some pretty cool images…
Remote control helicopter, really hard to control in the dark, unable to see the camera. But managed to capture these, the light dot on the front of the helicopter is what has been captured, this turned many different colours, that is why these are multicoloured light trails. I set the camera to 16 second exposure.
The boyfriend then got involved and insisted my experimenting would not be complete until i have long exposures of all the light sources in the room, including lights he kept popping out of the darkness with….
These are with a black and white BMX bike lights
Too get this effect below, i changed the light settings on the bike lights, strobe, on and then off, etc. came out better than i expected!
I began to want to light up the room, or well certain parts of it, like a light source of energy has come alive and is travelling around the room, check out objects and lighting them up in the darkness so we can see and make some sense of the space, like a visual puzzle.
I had to move the light in slow motion across areas if i wanted them too be lit up, worked well after a few go’s takes a lot of practice however.
Got this effect by moving the white bike light under the chin of my face and moving back and forward side to side keeping the light under my chin, its created a very interesting look, like a traffic jam of cars or a city on a hillside from far away underneath a cloudy sky.Light trails have endless possibilities! and they are great fun to create, relying heavily on what light you use the exposure duration, and how the light moves.
The green thin trails of light where made from a wireless port connected to the computer.
This was created using the washing machine light,
Gets me thinking, what if i attached a light source, say the bike lights to my dogs collar or harness? taking her out for a walk at night time may give me a whole new creative outlet and i get a lot more excuses to take the dog for a walk! which i love doing, i live in a very isolated village, rarely anyone comes to visit and sitting inside watching screens and doing Uni Work for two days straight really isn’t my cup of tea. So why not combine the two? learning certainly does not have to be boring, or a chore.