Apr 11-15

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2015: April: Apr 11-15
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Photos by Frederic W. Koski
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Photos by Frederic W. Koski
Circling flashlight    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Frederic W. Koski

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 07:23 am:

When Frederic W. Koski decides to light up the night here UP North, he really lights it UP! Fred tells me that the subject of today's photos is called "light painting", a technique he read about and decided to try.

For the first two photos he set some steel wool on fire inside of a whisk and just spun it around during a long exposure, which in this case was 20 seconds. The steel wool sends off a multitude of sparks as you can see, so there is a bit of a fire danger if you are not careful. But Fred figures a couple feet of snow still on the ground helps to prevent that. He said this was his first attempt at the "light painting" and he thinks perhaps sparklers would work just as well.

His last photo was a similar light show, but using a flashlight, instead. Quite the unique way to light UP the night skies here in the North Country.

Pasty Cam disclaimer: Do not try this at home, unless like Fred, you have several feet of snow to help prevent a fire from happening. Thank you...

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 07:47 am:


By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 07:59 am:

Exactly, Shirley! And I love the pictures of the
night sky to go along with it. Great pictures!
Fun idea!

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 10:29 am:

Great shots!

Yes, sparklers work great ~ my Dad did that with us kids 50 or so years ago. We used to spell out our names, etc. Pretty cool!

By Duane P. (Islandman43) on Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 11:14 am:

Unique pictures. They look great. Thanks for the light show.

By below the bridge (Wolterdr) on Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 01:25 pm:

That is just the neatest thing! Interesting post
today; thanks so much for sharing! :)

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 06:33 pm:

I didn't even have to read Mary's comments to know that yes, that was taken with a long exposure. It is simply amazing what can be done photographically with today's equipment. Not to say that similar photos can't be obtained with professional film cameras, but digitals do make it easier.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 07:10 am:


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