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"Ring of Fire" light painting.

  • Jun 14, 2014 · 8:00 PM
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NOTE: If you are not wearing regular glasses, please bring sun glasses (or safety glasses)! Otherwise, you will have to step far away from the action (which you can still shoot with a longer lens). Likewise, long-sleeve shirts and pants and closed shoes, even though it may be warm are required.

Park in the beach lot at the end of Standish Street.

This light painting technique may be familiar to some of you.  Steel wool is placed into a metal container, such as an egg whisk, which is tied to a rope, lit on fire, and swung or moved in various ways.  The resulting streaks of light and showers of sparks are dramatic.

There is the risk of burns or brush fires in doing this, so leather work gloves need to be worn, along with hats to protect your head and safety goggles.  Low tide at the beach is ideal.  We will walk over to a group of rocks for an interesting foreground, tide pools and reflections.

Low tide is at 6:59, sunset at 8:19 and moonrise at 8:36.  The moon is almost full, which will add interest for us as well.

Jurgen and Lisa will be doing the actual "painting" , but there will be an opportunity to practice this and to try out various ideas. Follow this link to see examples and get some inspiration. Traditional light painting paraphernalia can also be brought and work well.

We will need to limit this meetup to 10 paid members to keep it manageable, give everyone an opportunity to move in close and not attract too much attention. 

Weather, as always, is a factor, we may need to change this date accordingly.

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  • Rupesh R.

    This was a great meetup Thanks to Lisa and Jurgen for organizing it.

    June 17, 2014

  • Jurgen M L.

    Thanks to Lisa for a great meetup! Does this make her a professional spinner? :-)

    2 · June 15, 2014

    • Maureen B.

      I would say so! Her orb was awesome

      June 17, 2014

  • Elizabeth R.

    Dena, a shout out to you for bringing the nomax gear, and I hope it wasn't too much of a pain in the neck to clean.

    June 15, 2014

  • Kathy

    This was the BEST! Thank you Jurgen and Lisa for perfect coordination and execution -- right down to the weather -Wow!

    1 · June 15, 2014

  • Maureen B.

    So VERY grateful to JM and Elizabeth for their efforts. GREAT JOB PLANNING! Also thx for your creativity in spinning and guidance while a million questions were thrown at you!

    June 15, 2014

  • Elizabeth R.

    What a lot of fun this was! Great group, great setting. Performance art, here we come.

    1 · June 15, 2014

  • Gail F.

    Thank you so much Lisa and Jurgen-that was a really nice night.

    June 15, 2014

  • Jackie C.

    Very nice meetup Thanks Jurgen & Lisa

    June 15, 2014

  • Bonnie L.

    I have a family emergency NOW so cannot make it.

    June 14, 2014

  • Gail F.

    These are great examples of light painting and the kittens are cute too!

    June 6, 2014

  • Jurgen M L.

    Folks, please NOTE: If you are not wearing regular glasses, bringing sun glasses (or safety glasses) is mandatory! Otherwise, you will have to step far away from the action (which you can still shoot with a long lens).

    June 5, 2014

  • Sally C.

    So sorry that I will be out of town this day. Would love to learn abut this. Hopefully there will be another opportunity.


    May 25, 2014

  • Dena

    Hi...can bring nomax gear and safety goggles...

    May 22, 2014

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