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Burning Posts

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Burning Posts
Burning Posts

336 Sec - f/8 - ISO 100 - 16mm
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Fire & Ice
Fire & Ice

415 Sec - f/8 - ISO 100 - 16mm
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Raining Fire
Raining Fire

517 Sec - f/8 - ISO 100 - 16mm
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Jeff E Jensen
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    Did a little light painting last night with a couple of good friends. Too much fun. Here's a couple of my favorites. You can see the rest of them on my blog:

http://jeffejensen..com/2011/07/painting-with-light.html


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7/10/2011 5:31:59 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Jeff, you are just having too much fun. These are wonderful images. My favorites are Burning posts image and the last on on your blog.

Need some info on the Burning posts. How did you get all the sparklers to light at the same time? Or did you take multiple shots, or just one long exposure and move about?


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7/10/2011 5:58:37 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Thanks Dale! We can do some of this when you are out this way. Does your camera have a bulb setting?

The Burning Posts shot was taken in a single, 5 1/2 minute shot. The burning is from fireworks that you nail down to a board and they spin when you light them. Because of the long exposure, we simply lit one, then walked to the next one and lit it. Again, because of the amount of ambient light (notice the moon behind the clouds) as long as you keep moving, you don't show up in the shot.


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7/10/2011 7:09:59 PM

 
Beth Spencer
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Jeff, These are amazing!! I love them all!! So much color and the light is awesome in all of them!!


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7/10/2011 7:20:32 PM

 
Rita K. Connell
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Jeff Jeff I love your creativty. It must be so much fun to have friends that have the same interest and hobby as yourself. SO jealous.....LOL

theses are all amazing the ones on your blog as well. I don't see anything that needs changing you have some winners in this group.

when you are doing this do you wear old cloths I am sure you must get a few burn holes


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7/11/2011 6:35:55 AM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Thanks, ladies!

Rita - it is nice to have good friends that enjoy doing this kind of stuff. And yes, old clothes and shoes are a must. In addition to the burning stuff, there are other things that get messy. This is at the Great Salt Lake. The mud and dirt is pretty nasty from the salt (reminds me that I need to give my tripod a good cleaning). In addition, this spot is an old oil drilling rig. There are several places where there is still oil seeping out of the ground. It's thick, nasty stuff.


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7/11/2011 7:10:15 AM

 
Jodi M. Walsh
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Jeff, I think these are amazing! I love the sky in the first post. just beautiful!


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7/11/2011 11:44:43 AM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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Jeff -- again, I am in awe. Sparklers are against the law in Colorado Springs. I guess no one cares much when you are out on the salt flats. I like them all but the first one is definitely my favorite. This would be really fun to learn.


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7/12/2011 1:37:11 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Thanks ladies! These are a lot of fun to do and you can get some pretty cool results.

I'm torn between the first two as my favorites. I printed both of them this morning and they are pretty cool.

Debbie - next time you are out this way, I'd be more than happy to shoot some of these with you.


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7/12/2011 2:17:12 PM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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Well, Michael's internship in Chicago may be extended into the fall. After that who knows if he'll be in SLC/Ogden or Chicago. I'm kind of hoping for Chicago but either way I'll be happy. I'm only the parent, you know!


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7/12/2011 3:23:03 PM

 
Michael J. Kelly
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Wonderful shots Jeff! Love them all, but the first post is my favorite. I am jealous too as no fire works allowed here.


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7/12/2011 4:27:04 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Chicago's not a bad place to end up Debbie.

Thanks, Mike! They actually loosened up the fireworks laws around here this year.


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7/12/2011 4:52:02 PM

 
Anthony L. Mancuso
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Great series Jeff..they are all good but I think I like the original post best as well...thats an awesome locale too..


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7/12/2011 7:02:14 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Thanks, Tony! It is a pretty cool location. It would be a fun place to do a portrait session. It's not the most convenient,it is about a 2 hour drive from here.


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7/12/2011 8:27:48 PM

 
Rita K. Connell
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  red white and blue
red white and blue
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oh my goodness didn't think about any place that couldn't have fireworks we have the best ones here in dayton

here is one for some of you that didn't get any this year...hope you don't mind


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7/13/2011 12:45:27 PM

 
Phyllis A. Houghton
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Very cool, a hot item for sure. Congratulations on your finalist, Jeff.


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8/25/2011 5:07:14 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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This finalist was a shoe in Jeff. Congratulations.


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8/25/2011 8:00:44 PM

 
Michael J. Kelly
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Another of your innovative shots gets rewarded. I love that you explore so many areas of photography and just wish we lived closer. Congratulations!


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8/25/2011 8:03:10 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Thanks guys!

Dale - were going to do some light painting when you are out this way next month.


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8/25/2011 9:29:51 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Cool!!


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8/25/2011 10:55:43 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Easy to see why your capture of "burning posts" made Finalist, Jeff.
Congratulations, and best of luck next round!


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8/26/2011 12:56:55 AM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Very cool, looks like fun!! Congrats on your BP kudos, well deserved!


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8/26/2011 3:02:44 AM

 
Rita K. Connell
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congratulation very very cool!


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8/26/2011 8:41:48 AM

 
Shawn Jennings
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Very cool image, Jeff! Congratulations on your finalist!


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8/26/2011 8:59:42 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congrats on this super finalist Jeff!

jo ann c.


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8/26/2011 9:22:23 AM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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Congrats on the Winner's Circle, Jeff. I knew this image was going far when you first showed it to us.


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8/26/2011 12:03:11 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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WTG Jeff. Winner all the way!


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8/26/2011 1:49:51 PM

 
Carolyn McIntosh
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I was sure this would win and deservedly so. Magnificent photo.


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8/26/2011 4:44:15 PM

 
Michael J. Kelly
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Nice to see this one change to gold. Congratulations again!


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8/26/2011 5:58:58 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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A well deserved Second Place Win!
CONGRATULATIONS to you, Jeff!


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8/27/2011 1:14:10 AM

 
Terry Cervi
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Just amazing work, Jeff! Congrats on your well deserved win!


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8/28/2011 1:05:43 PM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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Congrats on your second place win Jeff...you truly do have a talent for these illuminating images. :~)


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8/28/2011 1:45:04 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!

UB.


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8/31/2011 10:44:40 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Thanks everyone!


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9/1/2011 5:44:54 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Great photographers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.
Congratulations for your achievement, August, 25, 2011. Merna


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9/7/2011 10:02:56 PM

 
Rosemary Sampson
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I agree with the other photographers, great work here. Love your website.


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9/8/2011 6:47:54 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Thanks ladies!


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9/9/2011 5:05:29 AM

 
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