The Orb Master

© Jeff E Jensen

The Orb Master

Uploaded: January 22, 2014 06:10:48


242 Seconds - f/8 - ISO 160 - 35mm
Canon 5D Mk III - Canon 35mm f/2.0

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 242/1 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 160, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 35.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III


Dale Hardin January 22, 2014

Very nice variation on the orb image, Jeff. The figure gives the shot much more meaning and enhances it greatly. #1560558

Sherran Andersen level-classic January 22, 2014

That does not look like an easy think to do if you have never done it before! Cool capture Jeff. #10953850

Sherran Andersen level-classic January 22, 2014

That does not look like an easy thing to do if you have never done it before! Cool capture Jeff. #10953851

Sherran Andersen level-classic January 22, 2014

Sorry for the double post. #10953852

Anthony L. Mancuso January 23, 2014

Very cool Jeff, I like how the colors of the orb and the sky compliment each other..I think I would actually prefer if the dude was solid instead of long did he actually stand in the frame while the image was being exposed? #10954023

Jeff E Jensen January 23, 2014

Ah, Tony, that is a great observation on the guy, and I couldn't agree more.

So, here's a little more detail on this image. This was shot when I was in Phoenix last week for PPA's Imaging convention. A few of my guys wanted to do some light painting (like I'm ever going to turn that one down) and a couple of Canon guys got wind and wanted to join us. So, we headed to this park, which is a botanical preserve in the middle of the city. There was a ton of ambient light from the city and the moon. We had been messing around with orbs for a bit when my rep Peter decided he wanted to be in the image. So, we played around with this a bit. This is a single exposure, but was shot in two parts. I spun the orb first, then Peter jumped into the frame an I lit him with a pop from my flash. We did it this way because of the time it takes to spin the orb. I've gotten to where I do a full revolution in right about 30 seconds. This was two revolutions, so about a minute. It would be tough for Peter to stand perfectly still for that long. The trick was balancing the two light sources. Peter was only in the images for a few seconds. The reason he is so transparent is that we left the shutters open for several minutes in the attempt to get some star trails. The ambient light washed him out. Had we adjusted settings for a much shorter exposure, he would have remained more solid. However, we had a couple of guys with us that had never light painted before and they were getting antsy to spin some steel wool, so we moved on.

I'll be back in Vegas in a month for WPPI and a few of us are planning on going in a day early and will be spending the night out in Valley of Fire. We'll definitely be working on this. #10954058

Kalena Randall January 23, 2014

As usual, Jeff! Cool! #10954187

Elaine Hessler January 23, 2014

Very cool-thanks for the explanation! #10954267

Stephen Shoff January 23, 2014

Yeah, echo Dale. The Orb Master adds a lot. #10954348

Debbra Bailey January 24, 2014

This is awesome Jeff! Light painting just doesn't get old does it? My girls talk about our night in the desert all the time! Too much fun :) Great creativity with this one! #10954814

Jeff E Jensen January 24, 2014

Thanks, everyone!

Deb - throw them in the truck and come on out, I'll take them painting any time. #10954879

Susan Williams level-classic January 24, 2014

Amazing work with an awesome result, Jeff. #10954927

Susan Williams level-classic January 24, 2014

Amazing work with an awesome result, Jeff. #10954928

Peter W. Marks January 25, 2014

All beyond my understanding Jeff! Ever thought of letting your fertile mind invent something of benefit to suffering humanity. lol #10955402

Beth Spencer January 25, 2014

I really thought I commented on this! I love the addition of the person in this, it adds a whole new dimension to this! Thanks for the explanation! #10955956

Jeff E Jensen January 26, 2014

Thanks, everyone! #10956881

Robert Jensen February 23, 2014

Superb image as always #10983609

Jeff E Jensen February 23, 2014

Thanks, Robert! #10983725

Chris Budny level-deluxe February 24, 2014

Terrific work on this one, Jeff! #10984493

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic February 26, 2014

Wonderful full and thanks for description, Jeff. CONGRATZ on the Finalist and good luck up next!

UB. #10985771

Chris Budny level-deluxe February 26, 2014

No surprise to see this advance! Congratulations! #10986031

Jeff E Jensen February 26, 2014

Thanks, Chris and Usman! It's great to hear from both of you. #10986037

Dale Hardin February 26, 2014

Congrats, Jeff. #10986420

JO ANN CLEVELAND February 26, 2014

Amazing! Congrats on this super finalist

jo ann c. #10986828

Carol Eade level-addict February 28, 2014

Awesome light painting, Jeff. Congratulations! #10988790

JO ANN CLEVELAND March 02, 2014

And now...big congrats on your 2nd Place GOLD Winner Jeff! Always love your work!

jo ann c. #10990656

Beth Spencer March 02, 2014

Way to go! You are the Master of Light painting! #10990824

Phyllis H. Burchett March 03, 2014

Terrific work on this fabulous winner Jeff, big congrats! #10991828

Jeff E Jensen March 03, 2014

Thanks, everyone! #10991837

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic March 04, 2014

Glad to see the golden badge beneath it, Jeff. CONGRATZ!!!

UB. #10992671

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