Blue Rays

Uploaded: September 24, 2002

Comments

Ann F. Nermoe February 17, 2003

I happened to be browsing around the website and found these that you did and am very interested as to how you did them. Did you use a digital and if so, what were your settings and how did you get the streams of light. #23013

Peggy Wolff May 26, 2019

I was wondering the same thing, were the streaks of light available or did you digitally alter the photo and add them? I submitted a photo of my little girl dressed as an angel yesterday and had wanted to add the rays of light but didn't know how. I just got photo shop 7 and have limited time to play but would love to learn more tequniques. Adding rays would really enhance my heavenly series. #60313

Rebecca A. Steed February 15, 2006

Jim, thank God to find out it's not just me having problems with concerts! I love this band (Coldplay) and we got to see it in concert too. We were in the front row!! They are so energetic on stage too. Great shot with the rays. #2424538

Jim Miotke My Courses February 16, 2006

Hi guys,

I am sorry I did not see the first two comments on this until now. Slipped through the cracks :)

Those light beams were captured in camera. Although I have no ethical issue with creating effects in Photoshop, I have not had much success with making light beams that look realistic. These beams were fortunately the easy result of simply photographing an excellent professional light show. I simply used a very high ISO - 1600 I believe and a telephoto 100-300mm lens. Not having my trusted three-legged friend (my tripod) along, I had to hand hold and do my best. I am many, many blurry pictures of this event to go along with a few sharp ones.

Thanks again for all your comments. I too love this band and love photographing in these challenging but exciting situations. #2426809


To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).

Get Constructive Critiques

Sign up for an interactive online photography course to get critiques on your photos.


 

Did You Know?

Discussions by Category: You can view photo discussions on various themes in the Community > Photo Discussions section of the site.

BetterPhoto Websites: If you see an orange website link directly under the photographer's name, it's totally okay. It's not spam. The reason: BetterPhoto is the one that offers these personal photography websites. We are supporting our clients with those links.

Unavailable EXIF: If there is no other information but 'Unavailable' in the EXIF (meaning no EXIF data exists with the photo), the 'Unavailable' blurb is not displayed. If there is any info, it shows. Many photos have the EXIF stripped out when people modify the image and resave it, before uploading.


 

The following truth is one of the core philosophies of BetterPhoto:

I hear, I forget.
I see, I remember.
I do, I understand.

You learn by doing. Take your next online photography class.


Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Jim Miotke.
Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.