Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Painting with light

Littletree has been learning about light – the speed of light, how it travels, waves and rays, which led to all sorts of discussions – tying in her love of astronomy when we talk about how long it takes for the light from stars to get to us, and then we got into photography.

Being a child of the digital age, Littletree has almost no experience with film or manual camera settings, but I studied photography in senior college – even had my own darkroom set up at one point, so we had long talks about shutter speeds and apertures and light.

And even though my camera is a simple compact digital jobbie, it still has manual setting options, so we got to playing with long exposure times and painting with light.


Littletree was instantly captivated


She spent ages experimenting with different long-exposures and different light-sources, and different inspirations.


I suspect these experiments are not yet over, but at last she managed to get the result she was after




  1. Wonderful pix, thank you for sharing:-)


  2. How wonderful! I've always been amazed at the light paintings on Youtube. Very fun to check out!

  3. That's a very cool thing to do! I keep coming and checking for updates... Loving you from a distance...

  4. Great shots! We love painting with fire in this family :)


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