Saturday, January 7, 2012

sunday stills: Light painting






Fire works hold a great fascination for the Malaysians, especially the boys, big and small. In the 1960s, they were banned during the Communist insurgence. Even now, it is not sold openly.

In the water engineer's home town, kids spend a lot of money lighting fire works and crackers. During the Lunar new year, instead of presents, we receive cash packages known as Hong Baos aka Ang Baos. Boys can't wait to get this and off they go to the shop they know is selling the fireworks.


Sunday Stills-Light Painting (January 8th, 2012)
Posted in Uncategorized on January 1, 2012 by Linda

This weeks challenge is a fun one. Set your camera on a slower shutter speed…….or just turn the flash off on a point and shoot, find some lights and shoot them moving your camera as you do. You can also find some moving lights (traffic for instance) and photograph those (a tripod or setting your camera on something and using a remote or the timer works well for this). You could also have someone (even yourself-using your cameras timer and a slow shutter speed) use a flashlight in the dark. The challenge in this is to play with aperture and shutter speed. Be creative;


I cheated on this thene, I didn't take these photos. My daughter G did. I don't know if my little camera can the what is suggested. The water engineer just came home from overseas with a very modern camera. I don't know if it would. He is having jet lag and I don't want to wake him up from his beauty sleep.



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8 comments:

Karin said...

That was interesting! Love watching fireworks!

diane b said...

nice shots from your daughter. It is not easy to do what you say.

Bagman and Butler said...

Nice shots!

Jidhu Jose said...

nice shots Ann

Sarawakiana@2 said...

One year my son had to get a "no" from his dad about going to the city park for the count down...there would have been too much rowdiness and even breaking of bottles...he could not forgive this count down and he was 15..a impressionable age. I hope he could forgive us..and we have been thinking about it each time we see fireworks..big or small. Yes as parents something does get you sick in the stomach when thinking of the past triggered by a lovely annual activity.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

One year my son had to get a "no" from his dad about going to the city park for the count down...there would have been too much rowdiness and even breaking of bottles...he could not forgive this count down and he was 15..a impressionable age. I hope he could forgive us..and we have been thinking about it each time we see fireworks..big or small. Yes as parents something does get you sick in the stomach when thinking of the past triggered by a lovely annual activity.

Shirley said...

These photos work, I like the action in the first one.

Firas said...

The first shot is a stylish and brilliant one!