I have seen the light

Gordon @ Convergent AV

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Following on from this post...

I've been continuing to take images of the various street lights in Guildford central square mile. I never realised how many different lights there could be...and I never realised what a challenge it would be to make them all look different and intresting. It's like taking portraits on inanimate objects! I wonder if doing them all in the same style would have made it more interesting to view or less....would certaily have made it easier to do. On the whole though it's been another interesting learning exercise. I've nearly completed it now...51 posted on flickr so far...here are a handful more.

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Paulie-W

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No 2 looks like it's been beamed down :D #5 is my favourite of the set for its abstractness (if that's a word).
 

Gordon @ Convergent AV

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No 2 looks like it's been beamed down :D #5 is my favourite of the set for its abstractness (if that's a word).

Yes I thought it was TARDIS like....it's a housing for security cameras in an underpass...with ever changing coloured lighting on it...I've got lots of the same image with it different colours....
 
So you decided not to use the 5D ;)

Nice images a few stand out from the others. Love the liquid gold 'Guildford Lights Prt 4-4' image.
 

denno75uk

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It certainly is interesting the portrait style applied to these lights. #'s 1, 3, 6 and 7 have been given a sort of personality. The sun behind #3 is superb.
 

achoudry

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all good shots but think number 3 is my favourite!
 

Gordon @ Convergent AV

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The last two were taken using a 5m extendable painters pole bought from a hardware store. I gaffer taped my tilting flashgun holder (removed form my light stand) on to the end of it to allow me to extend the G9 to 5m and also tilt it to the angle I wanted. I then worked out the ambient expsoure I wanted, turned the on camera flash on to full, manual focus around 20cm -1m dependant on shot, 10 second delay....and pressed the shutter...then it was hit and miss in getting the camera in the right spot for when the flash went off....

the second last one with the Cathedral in background was slightly different in that I was standing on a railing at top of a sloping car park site. I extended the pole to around 2-2.5m and used it as a monopod, hahahaha...what a laugh
 

Holowlegs

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Hello there

The last two were taken using a 5m extendable painters pole bought from a hardware store. I gaffer taped my tilting flashgun holder (removed form my light stand) on to the end of it to allow me to extend the G9 to 5m and also tilt it to the angle I wanted. I then worked out the ambient expsoure I wanted, turned the on camera flash on to full, manual focus around 20cm -1m dependant on shot, 10 second delay....and pressed the shutter...then it was hit and miss in getting the camera in the right spot for when the flash went off....

the second last one with the Cathedral in background was slightly different in that I was standing on a railing at top of a sloping car park site. I extended the pole to around 2-2.5m and used it as a monopod, hahahaha...what a laugh

I would of loved to off seen this.:devil:



First off Gordon I am not going to lie to you, its not really my sort off thing.

But what I like about you you are always pushing yourself to try something different and I hope you keep it up.

Being an electrician for the past 1/4 of a century you have made me see these things in a different light.:rotfl:

The one that appeals to me is the 3rd one, with such a simple mind I can't explain why but I just like it.

Keep it up mate and not just your pole:devil: because although I don't always get it, I still enjoy looking.


Cheers Holo:smashin::smashin:


Cheers Holo
 

senu

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Gordon certainly loves his cuves lines and Abstract themes..:cool:

I simply find them fascinating to watch though in real life Im blind to them .. I think it is a genre where you either have the ability to see it or you dont. I dont :suicide:
Thanks for sharing .. its amazing the lengths you went to get those last 2.. I did wonder if you went up with a ladder pretending be an Council electrician:rotfl:
 

Tobers

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Got to say that this is a fantastic project you've got going. Full of inventiveness. Cant believe you were wandering around with your G9 on the top of a 5m pole - that's dedication!

I feel a book coming on!
 

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