Light trails


derek897

Link Posted 03/02/2020 - 10:22
Haven't shot any light trails for a while, so i recently set it up again to see what i could get.
Here are a couple of shots
No mirroring or replicating, just basic edits.


IMGP3606ed2lsm (1) by dr.shutter, on Flickr


IMGP3610ed2lsm (1) by dr.shutter, on Flickr


IMGP3607edl2sm by dr.shutter, on Flickr

And a crop of the last one


2020-02-03_10-21-04 by dr.shutter, on Flickr
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derek897

Link Posted 03/02/2020 - 10:56
And 2 that have been mirrored


IMGP3607edl2wsm1 by dr.shutter, on Flickr


IMGP3607edl2wmsm1 by dr.shutter, on Flickr
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 03/02/2020 - 13:43
Beautiful...other words not necessary
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1stEverPentax

Link Posted 03/02/2020 - 15:06
Really good set Derek...on top of what you've produced previously.

I reckon some of these would look really good printed with a view to wall mounting...have you considered creating a series to sell?

regards

Karlo

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davidwozhere

Link Posted 04/02/2020 - 00:53
They would certainly go on a lot of office space walls. Super work.
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bforbes

Link Posted 04/02/2020 - 09:44
What a wonderfully unusual set to behold
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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 04/02/2020 - 12:29
Simply stunning
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LennyBloke

Link Posted 04/02/2020 - 13:09
They are Artful images with their own distinct merits - superbly created
LennyBloke

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psburnley

Link Posted 04/02/2020 - 20:11
Very very good. Loved your set from last year and tried to emulate them. Nowhere near as good. Thanks for showing again.

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derek897

Link Posted 04/02/2020 - 21:35
Cheers guys, i genuinely appreciate you taking the time to look and comment.
I have always been fascinated by these since I stumbled upon the idea,
It was a shot in the main gallery originally that gave me the idea, it wasnt a light trail shot, but who ever took it said they had used a light on a string to light the object, and that got me thinking
That they suggest form and depth mystifies me as they are basically flat,

Karlo and David, thanks, but i would neither know how to go about it or even what to charge

Anyway thank you again and here is a big thank you


IMGP3610ed2hslsm (1) by dr.shutter, on Flickr
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Lubbyman

Link Posted 05/02/2020 - 00:13
Brilliant combination of impressively creative technical achievement and the laws of physics.

derek897 wrote:

That they suggest form and depth mystifies me as they are basically flat,

Same as the old Spirograph (anyone remember them?). Dragging some distantly remembered murk from deeply buried brain cells, I think the technical reason might be that the swinging light is mathematically equivalent to a point moving on a surface in a multidimensional space and the images are 2-dimensional projections of (or is it slices through?) the multidimensional landscape. But, of course, you already knew that!

Have you invented the Optical Harmonograph ???

Steve

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philstaff

Link Posted 05/02/2020 - 09:24
Wow stunning very well done.

Ian

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mivoligo

Link Posted 05/02/2020 - 10:28
Very original images. I wonder how you do them. Can you share a backstage photos? Or is it a secret?
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derek897

Link Posted 05/02/2020 - 10:47
mivoligo wrote:
Very original images. I wonder how you do them. Can you share a backstage photos? Or is it a secret?

Definitely not a secret, I posted the way I do it a couple of years ago,
Here is the link

https://www.pentaxuser.com/forum/topic/my-light-trails-explained--kind-of--60434
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mivoligo

Link Posted 05/02/2020 - 10:50
Thanks!
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