The source of the San Marcos River. “Painted” with a flashlight.


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  • Jeff  Burns
    Jeff Burnsalmost 7 years ago

    Lighting is fantastic. well done

  • lonebearimages
    lonebearimagesalmost 7 years ago

    Andy, I hope more people ‘cotton’ to what you’ve done here; and how difficult it is to actually pull off. I would love to know how long you left the shutter open for this. This is ethereal and looks like it belongs in a fantasy book, like ‘Lord of the Rings.’ This is really superb work, my friend; and I do appreciate the hard work that went into this image! Cheers! Chris

  • Basia McAuley
    Basia McAuleyalmost 7 years ago

    This is absolutely brilliant, the colour and light are perfect.

  • Andy Heatwole
    Andy Heatwolealmost 7 years ago

    Thank you for the comments, Chris, this is a 30 second exposure. I used a Maglite, which I like because it’s compact but very powerful. For those unfamiliar with this technique, you move the beam around to illuminate the scene, pausing longer on the areas you want to highlight more. The really hard part was maneuvering around the rocks and rushing water in the dark without falling in and drenching the camera. :-)

  • Hiroko
    Hirokoalmost 7 years ago

    ..beautifully done!

  • Lisa  Kenny
    Lisa Kennyalmost 7 years ago


  • wolfllink
    wolfllinkalmost 7 years ago

    Nicely done wonderful image!

  • FlickerLightStudio
    FlickerLightSt...almost 7 years ago

    Wow, this is an exquisite image! The water is perfectly feathered, giving a sense of magick and wonder! Excellent work!

  • Peter Daalder
    Peter Daalderalmost 7 years ago

    Painting with a flashlight is something that I’ve only done on a couple of occasions and never have I achieved such a wonderful outcome…
    Top shot, Andy!

  • sally williams
    sally williamsalmost 7 years ago


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