I might be sortof on to something here…

I was trying (unsuccessfully) to do a bit of light painting with the Zomb-E Series and some small LED lights and the laser pointer I used often in Grad school, but now serves as the world’s most adored (or hated, depending on who you ask) cat toy…

Any time I pull out the laser pointer, Ivan perks up, and every time Ivan perks up, Olive takes a strong interest, since she’s the only worthy recipient of attention from the big scary/big cuddly thing that tortures/loves on them.

So I swung the rig around, pointed and focused as best I could, and took a couple of shots.

I find this quite interesting, and processed it to look like a run-down dive bar/club just after last call, when the bartenders flip the lights on to let everyone know it’s time to get the **** out, and then the jukebox/stereo slows to a halt, and everyone looks up from their drinks/conversations, and begins to pound down that last one, stuggles into a coat maybe, or pulls out money to pay the tab.

I don’t know how successful this was, and I’m going to have to do a bit more with this, I think… maybe light the wall somehow to really make Ivan pop, or maybe find a way to trigger a few flash pulses during the long exposure, maybe.

But at least it’s something new (for me), and something that looks like it might have some potential to keep me experimenting/learning/moving forward, so it’s win either way.

D7000. Nikon 75-150mm Zomb-E Series. ISO100, 6 seconds, f/3.5. Medium processing in Aperture to give it that gritty, sort of shined-up Long Island dive bar vibe.

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