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Shelter Of Light! by Leon Ritchie

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Location: Littlehampton, West Sussex, England, UK.

  1. Camera Model – Canon 50D
  2. Lens – Sigma 10-20mm
  3. Focal Length – 10mm
  4. Shutter Speed – 30
  5. Aperture Value – 9.5
  6. ISO Speed – 320

This is one of my latest Light Painting experiments i have be playing around with lately. I started with one idea and by the time i finished taking this shot it was totally different from what i was trying to do originally.

The first shot was going to have an orb in the center but i decided it might look better to have silhouette of my self sitting on the bench instead. I also wanted to keep the background and foreground dark to simplify the image and to be less distracting. The red and white lights you can see on the bottom of the shelter are battery operated fairy lights witch i modified and stuck to a cardboard tube. The main light i used to light the shelter was a Rolson 61770 with some blue shink rap over it to give it some colour. This shot needed to be done in stages and later stacked in Photoshop.


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  • peaky40
    peaky40over 2 years ago

    Wonderful work Leon

  • Thank you for you comment.

    – Leon Ritchie

  • Den McKervey
    Den McKerveyover 2 years ago

    This is seriously cool Leon and brilliantly put together!

  • Thank you Den.

    – Leon Ritchie

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroover 2 years ago

  • julie08
    julie08over 2 years ago

    Great shot :)

  • Thank you Julie.

    – Leon Ritchie

  • Peter Stone
    Peter Stoneover 2 years ago

    Fantastic shot Leon, love it mate

  • Thank you very much Peter.

    – Leon Ritchie

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonover 2 years ago

    Oooooh! Looks very space-age! I love it!

  • Thank you very much.

    – Leon Ritchie

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 2 years ago


  • Thank you.

    – Leon Ritchie

  • Richard George
    Richard Georgeover 2 years ago

    not sure what I like most about this, the light, the symetry, mood…fine work Leon

  • Thank you.

    – Leon Ritchie

  • Naf4d
    Naf4dover 2 years ago


  • Thank you very much.

    – Leon Ritchie

  • Berns
    Bernsover 2 years ago

    This is fascinating!

  • Thank you very much.

    – Leon Ritchie

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