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First lightpainting photo ive done.

Used red and green Starburst sticks ( you light them and they burn with different colors ), 2x Led lights ( blue tinted ).
Several 30 seconds exposures stacked and combined in photoshop, detail extracted and sharpened.

Was a bit lucky as well to catch some northern lights in between the clouds.

Cleaned up some of the blown highlights before adding a slight vignette at the end.


Shot with Nikon D800, 14-24mm f/2.8, @ 14mm, f/5.6, iso 100 and iso 1600 for the background and sky.

*fixed the overpowering reds in the image.

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Critique by Bleeding-Magic Jan 3, 2013, 12:56:49 PM
I honestly do not have anything bad to say about this photo because everything is just... perfect! :love:
Using lightpainting for this picture was an excellent idea, since it brings beautiful colors that contrast each other perfectly. The colors create a magical atmosphere and coloring (well, painting) the water red gives it a more original aspect.
Even though the ISO is 1600, there is no grain or anything indicating bad quality. It's crisp and framed perfectly, with a straight horizon line. Catching the northern lights makes this even more breathtaking!
The effort put into this is evident and I really love Magic Pond. :heart:
Continue doing such amazing work!
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The first thing my eye sees is the red of the water, then leading my eye in a circle to the other side of the pond, then to the foreground and back to the background. In the foreground there is grass at a very high contrast green color, the middle a red-orange body of water, and the background a large body of water of some sort and low mountains leading off to a somewhat cloudy sky.

I think that I notice the pond first because of the color, and then the foreground because it is so bright and contrasts well with the pond. The background is a somewhat neutral blue color, although the bright blue clouds bring out a nice contrast with the sky and river in the background.

I enjoy how the piece is done, the colors make it vibrant and alive, and they also create a sense of brokenness to the complete composition, which is both good and bad. I love the mountains in the background and also the sky. (Its a shame you couldn't light those up!) The foreground is also nice, the colors and texture they add to the photograph.

The only part of the photograph I dislike is the left side of the pond in the foreground, as it is green and there is a very distinct line between the two parts of the pond.

I think this photograph will bring emotions to readers, the different hues stirring deep memories. Overall it is a beautiful composition, and the left side of the pond (even though I don't like it), fits well with the broken, compartmental aspect of the photograph.
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ihamo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
This is so beautiful!
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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Rouchink Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome love it
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Photographer
many thanks :)
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Rouchink Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
VERY COOL THIS IS AWESOME
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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Rouchink Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem its beautiful
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marioPulido Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing!:)
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you. :)
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SaraPereiraArt Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!I'm speechless! Divine!
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you very much :)
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SaraPereiraArt Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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ChloeClik Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student General Artist
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Congratulations your photo has been chosen for the featured folder of #NatureWeb This is reserved for the very best images on DeviantArt so well done. :love:

If you're not already a member feel free to check out the group, we'd love to see you there :icontreehuggerplz:

Have an amazing day 

Chloe :meow:


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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
Im honored, thank you very much. :)

And a wonderful day to you as well. :hug:
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ChloeClik Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Student General Artist
It's a pleasure and you always deserve it :D

Aww thank you :hug:
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M053AB Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply beautiful !!
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you. :)
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M053AB Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome :)
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alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Wonderful!
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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Shadowelve Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer

Hello :wave:

You have been featured in #SkyAndNatureClub's Best of January 2013-Feature!
Please consider giving a :+fav: to spread the word, so more people can see the feature.

Have a nice day :hug:
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much.
and a nice day to you as well. :glomp:
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DarkAssassin069 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Wow this is absolutely stunning!!

Very good effort for the first time!!
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
Many thanks. :)
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C00kieMuncher Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Great work. :clap:
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you. :wave:
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palmbook Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Impressive :)
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you. :)
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naoguiarts Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013   Digital Artist
Wow! Its a very cool composition! :love:
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much. :)
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naoguiarts Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013   Digital Artist
You are very welcome! :hug:
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san85 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
wow nice
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you. :)
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san85 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
yw
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is awesome!
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you. :bow:
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TurtleTank198 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
THIS IS INCREDIBLE :wow:
The fact that this is your 1st lightpainting makes me even more excited to see what you do next!
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much. :)
Oh there will be more, but Im the kind of guy that just go on those spur of the moment ideas and roll with it, for better or worse. :D
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Fantasma-X Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is actually a photograph!?!?! :wow: It looks so amazing!
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
yes it is, or it is several stacked ontop to get the lightpainting from several sources combined into one, then a separate image just for background and sky.
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Dashing-Tophat Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Wow this is beautiful! <33

Really great jobbb! c:
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much. :)
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Dashing-Tophat Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Np! c:
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much. :)
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sageinventor Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Quite Magical! Where does one get Starburst sticks? I only use flashlights and fun light up balls.
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you.
Those starburst sticks are kinda like hand helt fireworks, they burn and sparkle but not really that much, but they are very bright and come in colors, they are actually very good to use to light other fireworks as you get more range to them. :)
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sageinventor Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Interesting! That has become my new project...
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
:D
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Thenamesfinn Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow! This is so cool!
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you. :)
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