Visitor in the Night
A while ago we had a visitor in the night. One of my sisters spied the possum in the tree and so I went out to take photos. I used a tripod and a torch. I had the camera taking long exposure shots on a timer so that my pressing of the shutter would not bump the camera while it took the photo. Then I also had two hands to 'paint' the possum and tree with torch light. The cool thing about using a torch is that I could make the light come from a different angle than the camera or even two angles, by moving around and shining the torch from different sides during the exposure. I had to be careful not to keep the torch in one place to long though because otherwise it got overexposed!
Using a flash would also probably make the possums eyes glow red. I did have that happen in one of the photos but not the rest. I have never got such a clear photo of a wild possum before so I was rather happy with these.
Do you have possums around your place?
Have you ever tired light painting photography?