Painting With Light

© Les Rhoades

Painting With Light

Su Sana E. P Student 11/18/2007 12:18:57 AM

Very interesting concept and excellent execution, Les!! Creative and original work!! #789280

Lynne Morris 11/18/2007 12:22:31 AM

Fantastic image Les, very creative and wonderful colours, great work! #5089159

Abdullah H. Alshehri 11/18/2007 1:09:40 AM

A wonderful idea ... Many liked #5089231

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 11/18/2007 1:10:02 AM

Very cool, nice work Les!! #5089232

Ray & Audrey Clarke 11/18/2007 1:17:16 AM

Very creative Les, wonderful shades of blue #5089253

Colleen Braun 11/18/2007 2:28:05 AM

kool... #5089298

Pat Gamwell 11/18/2007 2:32:31 AM

"Painting outside the lines" is great fun, Les! This is terrific...! #5089314

Katarina Mansson 11/18/2007 3:40:48 AM

Cool! #5089445

Colette M. Metcalf 11/18/2007 3:56:44 AM

Very cool image!! #5089521

Tiia Vissak 11/18/2007 3:58:19 AM

Wow! Very original! Great colors & details! #5089529

Dr Silly 11/18/2007 4:37:05 AM

Pretty cool Les. Love the color. :O)
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Amanda Chapman 11/18/2007 4:56:08 AM

C R E A T I V E !!!! #5089705

Dominick M. Dimacale 11/18/2007 4:59:02 AM

This is lovely, Les.


Dominick #5089721

Corinne M. Thompson 11/18/2007 5:30:48 AM

Very original and ver well done! #5089892

Wally Orlowsky 11/18/2007 6:08:18 AM

Terrific concept, color, and glow, Les ... I'd say it's 100% original ;) #5090084

Aleksandra Miesak 11/18/2007 6:10:14 AM

Great idea and so well executed! #5090095

Joy Rector 11/18/2007 7:42:10 AM

fantastic #5090633

Susan M. Hembree 11/18/2007 7:51:12 AM

Cool shot, Les! #5090686

Mitch Spence 11/18/2007 8:50:04 AM

Fun, indeed, Les, and very nice. #5090981

Michelle L. Frick 11/18/2007 11:02:57 AM

Beautifully done Les! Terrific interpreation! #5091484

Michelle L. Frick 11/18/2007 11:03:42 AM

Oh - my spelling - yikes! Interpretation! Try that again!! LOL #5091487

Marcie A. Fowler 11/19/2007 6:38:55 AM

Awesome creativity displayed here Les. #5095590

Amber Blewett 11/19/2007 8:38:57 AM

Great image ..great work! #5096225

Sheryl A. Hudson 11/19/2007 8:35:21 PM

Very creative Les! #5099277

Les Rhoades 11/19/2007 11:59:08 PM

How did I shoot the photo?

It is not neon with a blur. The “blur” you see is light scatter from the edge of the flashlight I used.
Read on: In a completely dark room I placed the paint brush on a large piece of white poster board, adjusted my camera settings to a desired f/stop ( I think f/8), connected my shutter release cable to the camera and with a small pen light started writing on the board. I did this maybe 20 times (different shots/exposures) and then went to my computer to see what I got. I like the light trails best in the shot you see here, but the handle of the brush was almost completely dark so that is why with a separate layer I added a more exposed section of the brush. You know…from a different exposure. I never moved the brush or camera so all the photos overlapped nicely.
I shot the photo in RAW and processed it with Adobe Lightroom and adjusted the white balance to tungsten. What I didn’t add in the description is that I did give the “original white light” the blue color with a color layer. So really the image is three layers; the original image, plus part of the brush, plus the color added.
I hope the final image looks easy to reproduce, but it really did take me a couple of hours from start to finish. It was an afternoon project to see what I could get. Just having fun!
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Les Rhoades 11/20/2007 1:03:57 AM

Awesome, Les!!!
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Jennifer L. Alder 12/19/2007 3:00:06 PM

Gorgeous finalist, Les! CONGRATS
:) #5228783

Shawn Jennings 12/19/2007 3:56:09 PM

Very cool, Les! Congratulations on your finalist! #5229313

Mitch Spence 12/19/2007 5:22:18 PM

Congratulations, Les. Good for you. #5230139

Bob Cournoyer 12/19/2007 7:05:03 PM

And again, congrats, Les... :-) #5231046

Joan Powell 12/19/2007 7:48:53 PM

Congrats on your fabulous image !!! #5231385

Su Sana E. P 12/19/2007 7:51:34 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist, Les!! #5231401

Pat Gamwell 12/20/2007 2:15:30 AM

Congrats on all of your finalists, Les! I didn't have time to comment between finalists and winners! Everyone in the office is probably taking a long Christmas vacation! #5233053

Michelle Alton 12/20/2007 3:00:33 AM

Brilliant Finalist, Les! I love the creativity on this one.
Michelle #5233203

Susan Fox 12/20/2007 3:49:02 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Les! #5236226

Datha Y. Thompson 12/20/2007 7:25:15 PM

So Creative and AWESOME Les!! Congratulations again :0) WTG #5236951

Lorraine A. Cook 12/20/2007 8:38:24 PM

Beautiful Finalist! Congrats, Les!<:)) #5237264

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 12/20/2007 9:56:59 PM

Big congratulations Les!!! #5237530

eileen bedford 12/21/2007 7:03:13 AM

Congratulations on this Great Finalist... #5239102

Christopher J. Budny 12/21/2007 7:09:13 AM

Congratulations, Les, on your creative Finalist; I've enjoyed your various brush images! #5239145

Linda Blair 12/21/2007 9:16:14 AM

Congratulations....very cool and creative!!!!! ☺ #5239608

Corinne M. Thompson 12/21/2007 8:44:38 PM

Congrats on your Finalist Les! #5241608

Susan M. Hembree 12/30/2007 9:18:30 AM

Let's brush on success! Great job, Les! Congratulations on your finalist! #5268326

M.Christine Duncan 4/12/2008 11:45:22 AM

The phrase, "You ROCK guy!!!" comes to mind, lol. #5779112

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Description

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Only entered in Digital Darkroom because I layered on part of the paint brush.

90% Original


Uploaded on 11/18/2007 12:12:48 AM

Made With

Camera: Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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