Lightpainting

Dragon by Ricardo Breceda, lit by firelight, Galleta Meadows, Borrego Springs, California.  Photo by Ming Lo.
Dragon by Ricardo Breceda, lit by firelight, Galleta Meadows, Borrego Springs, California. Photo by Ming Lo.
Dragon by Ricardo Breceda, lit by firelight, Galleta Meadows, Borrego Springs, California.  Photo by Ming Lo.
Dragon by Ricardo Breceda, lit by firelight, Galleta Meadows, Borrego Springs, California. Photo by Ming Lo.
Metal indian head sculpture at night at Galleta Meadows, Borrego Springs, California.  I tried lots of variations of this shot.  In camera, the red looked a bit much, but looking at it in post I decided it was worth processing.  And of course, it would have been nice to have the Milky Way in the background.  30s Exposure at f2.8, ISO 3200, AWBForeground lit with lume cube and red gelBackground - 3 exposures stacked in SLS for noise reduction, processed in Photoshop with Fuji Eterna LUT
Metal indian head sculpture at night at Galleta Meadows, Borrego Springs, California. I tried lots of variations of this shot. In camera, the red looked a bit much, but looking at it in post I decided it was worth processing. And of course, it would have been nice to have the Milky Way in the background. 30s Exposure at f2.8, ISO 3200, AWBForeground lit with lume cube and red gelBackground - 3 exposures stacked in SLS for noise reduction, processed in Photoshop with Fuji Eterna LUT
Photo by Ming Lo.  Canon 5d Mark II, f/8, 240s, ISO 200.  Canon 16-35 f2.8.  Brinkman Maxmillion II, red party gel.
Photo by Ming Lo. Canon 5d Mark II, f/8, 240s, ISO 200. Canon 16-35 f2.8. Brinkman Maxmillion II, red party gel.
Photo by Ming Lo.  Canon 5d Mark II, f/8, 240s, ISO 200.  Canon 16-35 f2.8.  Brinkman Maxmillion II, no gels.
Photo by Ming Lo. Canon 5d Mark II, f/8, 240s, ISO 200. Canon 16-35 f2.8. Brinkman Maxmillion II, no gels.
Photo by Ming Lo.  Canon 5d Mark II, f/8, 240s, ISO 200.  Canon 16-35 f2.8.  Brinkman Maxmillion II.  Red party gel.
Photo by Ming Lo. Canon 5d Mark II, f/8, 240s, ISO 200. Canon 16-35 f2.8. Brinkman Maxmillion II. Red party gel.
Photo by Ming Lo.  Canon 5d Mark II, f/8, 240s, ISO 200.  Canon 16-35 f2.8.  Duracell 700 Lumen flashlight, no gel.
Photo by Ming Lo. Canon 5d Mark II, f/8, 240s, ISO 200. Canon 16-35 f2.8. Duracell 700 Lumen flashlight, no gel.
Photo by Ming Lo.  Canon 5d Mark II, f/8, 240s, ISO 200.  Canon 16-35 f2.8.  Duracell 700 Lumen flashlight, no gel.
Photo by Ming Lo. Canon 5d Mark II, f/8, 240s, ISO 200. Canon 16-35 f2.8. Duracell 700 Lumen flashlight, no gel.
Photo by Ming Lo
Photo by Ming Lo
Ticket Stand at the Abandoned Rock-A-Hoola Waterpark, Yermo, CA
Ticket Stand at the Abandoned Rock-A-Hoola Waterpark, Yermo, CA
The Abandoned Rock-A-Hoola Waterpark, Yermo, CA
The Abandoned Rock-A-Hoola Waterpark, Yermo, CA
Coke Ad  at The Abandoned Rock-A-Hoola Waterpark, Yermo, CA
Coke Ad at The Abandoned Rock-A-Hoola Waterpark, Yermo, CA
Abandoned garage in Ludlow, CA on Route 66 in California, with cars streaming buy on Highway in the background.  Shot after dusk with 1/13 visible moon.  Photo by Ming Lo.
Abandoned garage in Ludlow, CA on Route 66 in California, with cars streaming buy on Highway in the background. Shot after dusk with 1/13 visible moon. Photo by Ming Lo.
This trailer sits behind the Bagdad Cafe on Route 66 in Newberry Springs, CA.  The owner, Andrea Puritt, and the staff were very welcoming.  Challenging conditions for lightpainting - high winds, 1/13 visible moon, and a heavy green cast from the adjacent sodium vapor lights.  Photo by Ming Lo.
This trailer sits behind the Bagdad Cafe on Route 66 in Newberry Springs, CA. The owner, Andrea Puritt, and the staff were very welcoming. Challenging conditions for lightpainting - high winds, 1/13 visible moon, and a heavy green cast from the adjacent sodium vapor lights. Photo by Ming Lo.
This trailer sits behind the Bagdad Cafe on Route 66 in Newberry Springs, CA.  The owner, Andrea Puritt, and the staff were very welcoming.  Challenging conditions for lightpainting - high winds, 1/13 visible moon, and a heavy green cast from the adjacent sodium vapor lights.  Photo by Ming Lo.
This trailer sits behind the Bagdad Cafe on Route 66 in Newberry Springs, CA. The owner, Andrea Puritt, and the staff were very welcoming. Challenging conditions for lightpainting - high winds, 1/13 visible moon, and a heavy green cast from the adjacent sodium vapor lights. Photo by Ming Lo.
Several shots blended in Photoshop.  20s at f4.0, ISO 1600.  Canon 16-35mm f2.8 lens at 16mm.
Several shots blended in Photoshop. 20s at f4.0, ISO 1600. Canon 16-35mm f2.8 lens at 16mm.
This shot had several technical challenges.  Streetlights created an unwanted orange cast, so I painted this side with white to overpower the streetlights.  The streetlights also created shadows that had to be taken out in photoshop, and because I hadn't set up my remote, I had to keep triggering and running out of the shot to keep my own shadow out of the shot.  The large light trails were created by a truck that happened to pass by slowly in one shot.  Because the moon had not yet risen and it was too dark, I had to shoot the sky separately and composite.  Foreground - 30s, f5.6, ISO 200.  Sky - 120s, f5.6, ISO 200.  Photo by Ming Lo.
This shot had several technical challenges. Streetlights created an unwanted orange cast, so I painted this side with white to overpower the streetlights. The streetlights also created shadows that had to be taken out in photoshop, and because I hadn't set up my remote, I had to keep triggering and running out of the shot to keep my own shadow out of the shot. The large light trails were created by a truck that happened to pass by slowly in one shot. Because the moon had not yet risen and it was too dark, I had to shoot the sky separately and composite. Foreground - 30s, f5.6, ISO 200. Sky - 120s, f5.6, ISO 200. Photo by Ming Lo.
Lancaster, CA.  Photo by Ming Lo.
Lancaster, CA. Photo by Ming Lo.
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