Spring time is here - Apple Tree Light Painting Part II.

in #photofeedlast month (edited)

Marking the season and looking for the summer

Seeing the blossom of my little apple tree marks the next season of the year. Spring is a full-on pollen eruption and we can start hoping for the warm weather. The winter has gone way too long this year.
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Everything around in the neighborhood was flowering and everything was in blossom. Yet my tree was not showing any sign of spring. But nowhere it is full-on and I took it inside and played with some friends on it.

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That's when I got out my scanner and a fiber optic brush. In a relatively quick session, I decorated my tree with light. Almost like Xmas.

What I used here is as always my fiber-optic brush. First using the scanner lighting up the tree in step one. Secondly, I pulled the lens out of focus and used the fiber brush to get the light 'shadows' as a blur effect in the background. If you don't pull the lens out of focus the light trails are crisper and visible. You can see the difference in the third image.
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As always to get the jiff of it one always tests the light conditions first and there is a simple light painting. This is the tree without any extra.
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I hope it was informative and maybe also inspirational. If you have more questions please do not hesitate. I am happy to share my knowledge.
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