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Night Traveler



Caught and photographed in LED flashlight beam, the lonely traveler used the silent hours to cross our patio.

Caught and photographed in LED flashlight beam, the lonely traveler used the silent hours to cross our patio.
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MikeCeglady
 
MikeCeglady December 13, 2013
Love it!
tropicala PRO
 
tropicala December 07, 2014
Superb! Love this!
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset March 20, 2015
Lovely! Congrats!
ricklecompte PRO+
 
ricklecompte May 11, 2015
Great Light!
MickAlicic PRO
 
MickAlicic April 13, 2016
Great capture! Voted in Below.
LookSee
 
LookSee May 06, 2016
Thanks all for another win! Makes me glad to see that folks love this photo just as much as I do!
SuzMDixon PRO
 
SuzMDixon May 06, 2016
Congratulations on being a finalist! I love this shot!
BiseraI
 
BiseraI May 08, 2016
Great photo! Wonderful light! Congratulations! :)
Parallel Premium
 
Parallel May 16, 2016
WOW! My congratulation! Beautiful shot!
trainwoman PRO+
 
trainwoman May 16, 2016
Congratulations for finalist finish in below the knees. Very happy for you
RavenHawk58
 
RavenHawk58 July 29, 2016
OUTSTANDING. Great lighting for this image.
LookSee
 
LookSee December 02, 2016
Thanks again, folks and VB... I'm happy for this photo being chosen to be featured yet again. :)
LookSee
 
LookSee November 01, 2017
... AND once more... (as above)! :)
LookSee
 
LookSee January 01, 2018
... and again, and again (Jan 1st, 2018)... it's like I never have made any other photo! :)))
LookSee
 
LookSee March 06, 2018
Oh gods... here we come once more at March 6th.
This must be worth a $1000.- easily. Anyone interested?
(NOTE: Absolutely No Haggling! ;)
LookSee
 
LookSee April 01, 2018
Thank you!
LookSee
 
LookSee April 03, 2018
... and again (too close to April 1st to be taken seriously!)

There's that weird feeling I could safely erase 2K photos from my gallery without doing much damage... ;)
LookSee
 
LookSee July 02, 2018
Annnd again... Guess it's official now: this is the best photo I have ever made. Or maybe the gods are trying to tell me I oughta quit this and sell my gear... ;)
LookSee
 
LookSee August 01, 2018
--> You guessed it. It's been Featured yet another time today. Snailography at its best, I reckon...
LookSee
 
LookSee November 23, 2018
Here we go again... :)))
Joviaal PRO
 
Joviaal Aug 24
Smart lighting solution, that turned out very well.. It has my vote.
Joviaal PRO
 
Joviaal Aug 24
Maybe a bit late, but congratulations on all your wins, and of course to be finalist on the contest. Very well done.
LookSee
LookSee Aug 24
Thanks much - I'm glad you liked it! :)

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Behind The Lens

Location
In the patio of the house. We live in Elenkamen (Lake Ohrid, Macedonia).
Time
00:28:30 which should normally be considered late, but sometimes internet keeps us awake (thanks to some of our friends' timezones...)
Lighting
The snail was lighted by a household LED flashlight. I changed the light angle between several shots to see the effects. It works well for small objects, but not for larger themes; the light cone is too narrow.
Equipment
CANON D10 and LED flashlight producing light by its 18 diodes. It was literally a double one-hand shot: one hand holding the flashlight, and the camera in other one.
Inspiration
Snail, flashlight, and the opportunity. Also the fact that ever since moving to live here, we have learned never to go anywhere without the camera! And the small D10 sure is no problem to have handy at all times...
Editing
I tweaked the color a little, so as to douse the highlights reflecting off the snail's shell. And I have only cropped the image a tad, to correct the final frame.
In my camera bag
Two cameras in the pockets of my photo vest. Filters (NDs, CPL, Skylight), spare batteries, memory cards, reflective foil, flashlight, pocket knife, length of cord, firemaker... and not much else. Many things can be improvised with this. Anyway it is simpler to "travel light and go far" than stomp around burdened like a mule just because of all the maybes. :)
Feedback
There is a point to make here. I went to the patio just to return a chair to where it belonged, and I took the flashlight with me. Since I also learned never to go out without a camera, the D10 was in my pocket, just in case. So the moment I saw the snail, I was able to start shooting. And he couldn't run away! I was prepared. This is the most important factor in making photos, also the best possible advice to share.

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