mariari
mariari

Wil-o-Wisp of Joshua Tree



http:--www.mariaharianna.com-

30 second shutter, tripod, exposing for dusk while light painting the foreground with a Manfrotto Spectra LED light....
Read more

http:--www.mariaharianna.com-

30 second shutter, tripod, exposing for dusk while light painting the foreground with a Manfrotto Spectra LED light.
Read less

Views

2151

Likes

Awards

Member Selection Award
Featured
Contest Finalist in Light Painting Fun Photo Contest
Peer Award
JuanGiraldo _9847_2532 caroleneallen f_i_Ghost TiaDay margaritamaltamackliff Alla-Reza +72
Superb Composition
gerardkaman susobhan007 S_Alexandra23 nesschapman davidparenteau debbie_hutt_085 brendajoycebignesswrisley +8
Absolute Masterpiece
hollyh cgkreie anglwngss ashishmehta Steve_Thomas RJamesWhite carlosdesousaramos +1
Outstanding Creativity
NightCloverProductions chuckrickman melsteinberg wendyboyd Kenkidner inesgardea Eich +1
Top Choice
dlr85 benjaminbmagisajr swavzmarlicki Gilbert
Magnificent Capture
StanVG phillyrob elyprosser
Genius
kagebaker
All Star
shaundasmithroberts

Submitted to Photo Contests

Top ClassTM

Change Of Seasons Photo ContestTop 10 class
Change Of Seasons Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Colors Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Colors Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Unique Sceneries Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Our World At Night Photo ContestTop 10 class
Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Long Exposure Experiments Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Nature And The Night Photo ContestTop 10 class
Nature And The Night Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Nature And The Night Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Diagonals And Composition Photo Contest Vol 1Top 10 class
Diagonals And Composition Photo Contest Vol 1Top 10 class week 1
Artificial Light Photo Contest 2017Top 20 class
Artificial Light Photo Contest 2017Top 20 class week 1
The First Light Photo ContestTop 20 class
Rugged Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class
Rugged Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Rugged Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Blue Hour Photo ContestTop 20 class
The Blue Hour Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Use Of Artificial Light Photo ContestTop 30 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 38Top 20 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 38Top 10 class week 1
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 7Top 20 class
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 7Top 20 class week 1
Unedited Photo Contest Vol3Top 20 class
Unedited Photo Contest Vol3Top 20 class week 1
Colorful Landscapes Photo ContestTop 20 class
Colorful Landscapes Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Colorful Landscapes Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
The Creative Landscape Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Creative Landscape Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
The Creative Landscape Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Dramatic Light In Nature Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Dramatic Light In Nature Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 1Top 30 class
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 1Top 30 class week 2
Landscapes With Textures Photo ContestTop 30 class
Landscapes With Textures Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
The Night Photo ContestTop 30 class
Landscapes With Textures Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Silhouettes Of Trees Photo ContestTop 20 class
The Night Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Silhouettes Of Trees Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Silhouettes Of Trees Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Composing with Colors Photo ContestTop 20 class
Composing with Colors Photo ContestTop 10 class week 3
Composing with Colors Photo ContestTop 30 class week 2
Composing with Colors Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
The Golden Moment Photo ContestTop 10 class
Light Painting Fun Photo ContestTop 20 class
Art in Nature Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Unique Landscapes Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1

Categories


1 Comment | Report
mariari
 
mariari May 16, 2018
Thank you everyone! Your support means the world

Same photographer See all

Discover more photos See all

Behind The Lens

Location
It's on every photographer's bucket list to photograph Joshua Tree National Park in California. Since I'm also a rock climber, the ambition to make it to JT was two fold. We climbed all day, cooked a campfire dinner at sunset and then played with light until late in the night.
Time
This was just around dusk. I had waited until the sky was almost dark so I could expose for the sky and nothing else, then set up my camera on a tripod.
Lighting
The lighting was ambient and the effects are from light painting. This--other than a tiny bump in saturation--was almost as is raw from the camera. No photoshop. I had about a 20 second exposure; just enough time for me to sprint through the frame with my Manfrotto LED light and paint the foreground and create a leading line through the frame. I timed the shot to capture the passing car in the background and Viola!
Equipment
Canon 6D, 16-35mm f/2.8L, Manfrotto LED
Inspiration
The absolute mystery and hypnotizing landscape of Joshua Tree. You just feel like you're in outer space and I wanted to create a surreal photograph that captured that.
Editing
Not really. I adjusted some basic settings in lightroom to enhance the mood, but there was no photoshop.
In my camera bag
I always keep little tools and trinkets for photo effects. Such as my Manfrotto LED light, a pack of glow sticks, a spray bottle and smoke bombs.
Feedback
Patience; it took a few tries to get the composition I wanted, but I was more than happy to run back and forth with the light to get what I wanted. Thanks to all my friends who waited patiently while I played with my camera equipment to get these shots! The longer your exposure, the more time you have to run through the frame and experiment with warm vs. cool lighting in different areas (if you have a light that changes Kelvin). Make sure you have the right aperture too--don't set the DOF too shallow and keep your ISO as reasonable low as possible so you have as many pixels as possible to work with in post. The trick is a very long exposure.

See more amazing photos, Follow mariari