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Light-painting with a blue El wire, no photoshop, cropped only, otherwise as-is.

Canon 7D, f/11, ISO-100, 63 secs, 50mm

Black room, forks lined up, tripod, bulb mode
1) Open shutter
2) Shine small flashlight from above the camera towards forks for 4 secs
3) Shine small flashlight along the bend in the left forks 1 sec
4) Shine small flashlight along the bend in the right forks 1 sec
5) Dance blue wire light above left forks15 secs
6) Dance blue wire light above right forks 15 secs
7) Close shutter


light, long, exposure, forks, flame, blue, table

I am self taught, with an imagination that will not stop. I started drawing as a kid, and dabbled with correspondence art school but never took art in high school or college because I felt it might constrain me. I was wrong, but no crying over spilled milk.

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  • evon ski
    evon skiover 1 year ago

    ready for some goodddd eatin’. most excellent. move those first two to align. :)) just helping.

  • Actually, I didn’t want the forks perfectly aligned, I think it adds character to have things “off” a bit. Thanks for looking!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • evon ski
    evon skiover 1 year ago

    Actually that occured to me too . . . always in the sprit of good Randy. :))

  • Thanks for looking and commenting!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenover 1 year ago

    Whatever will you think of next? This is so fun! And so you….very creative and beautiful done! love it!

  • Light-painting is so cool and unusual, different effect every time. I try to go for a variety and not the typical stuff. Thanks Karen and for the fave!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • annacuypers
    annacuypersover 1 year ago

    Great idea and creation Randy, wonderful graphical work, xxo

  • Thanks Anna, appreciate the great comment!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 1 year ago

    Applause!! Applause!!! I so want to try this! :)

  • Just do it! Easy peasy…all trial and error to get what you want. Instead of El wire, you can use a flashlight and twine. Hold the flashlight pointing down and shake the twine for the smoke effect. Thanks Wendi!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 1 year ago

    This is forkin great mate.

  • Lol, leave it to you…thanks…I thjink…:)

    – Randy Turnbow

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtover 1 year ago

    An amazing piece! Very clever and very beautiful !!

  • Thanks Carol, forkin’ amazing stuff light-painting….thanks for the fave too!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...over 1 year ago

    Cool shot Randy . . . super idea with forks!

  • Thanks for the comment and fave C&M!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 1 year ago

    04-16-13 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • Thanks Kira, wonderful feature!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • debidabble
    debidabbleover 1 year ago

    What the fork? Great!

  • I guess it’s time for fork jokes, lol…

    – Randy Turnbow

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