Its a hula hoop with 24 lights daisy chained around it connected to a controller which is powered by a rechargeable USB battery. Each of the lights can potentially be one of 16 million colours, although I use a 256 colour list and select from that. The controller has a WiFi interface, I send preformatted text to its web address from my phone and by changing the numbers on the sent data I can define the colours and the delay between them.
My take is Wild Party, this is the morning after!!
Not 100% happy with the image but this was the most in focus, it is a single image, I created the following image in advance which I am holding on a phone whilst taking the photo.
if I had realised how little of the image would be visible I wouldn’t have edited the bottle image as much.
I’m not sure where the yellow shading at the top has came from but all attempts to remove it were too obvious so it stays as is.
I love the hula hoop, I like it in its minimalistic form. So it’s the orange with the black background for me, my friends fiancé is making me a light sabre stick to attempt something similar like this. Thumbs up from me for ingenuity and take on a subject.
Excellent start to your 52. Great shot of the Kelpies. I too cannot fathom the reason behind all that extra light pollution! The difference in your second shot is amazing.
Great to see Cody catching bubbles. Your second shot is way better. Looks like Cody is going to get extra bubble time so you can practise and nail that shot.
Great shot and story for your Tools image. Very creative
Love the shot for Discarded. Interesting take on the theme. Well done for having all that old tech too.
Snapper's choice is excellent! I've never managed to get a decent orb. Your first one is spectacular!
Both shots for Wild are great fun. I really like the first one with the ICM. It really makes it!
Thanks for the great comments, the reason the light circle is spectacular is probably because it’s not a orb created by spinning a light around. It is a hula hoop with leds around the edge, the hoop is mounted on a “lazy Susan” rotating mechanism which allows a perfect spin. If you look at the second image you will see the mechanism on the floor, all I had to do was program the light sequence and spin the hoop for half a rotation
I would needed to be an octopus to get the photo exactly as I wanted, here’s another image I considered which has the shadow of the magnifying glass but ultimately I wanted the soldering iron in the photo which reduced the shadow.
When I tried to use a lower ISO the shutter speed ended up at 30 seconds, this resulted in this image where the soldering iron moves in and out the photo creating a ghostly effect!
The SOOC image before editing in Affinity Photo IPad app
Extensive use of the clone tool to remove unwanted areas with selective adjustment to the darts and background separately. Would like to say I achieved the bullseye quickly but it took many attempts and almost gave up. I used an off camera flash in multi mode but that wasn’t as easy as I hoped. I have now discovered my YN568 (v3) purchased some time ago from CEX does not trigger when connected to my Panasonic G5 (MFT) camera. In order to trigger it I needed to use my cheaper JY10II flash not connected to the camera where I pressed the pilot button which then optically fired the YN568 flash. So in order to capture the dart in flight I needed to press the pilot button shortly after releasing the dart, and hope I had timed it right while trying to hit the bullseye.