Heard it through the grapevine

Location: Lompoc, CA / Settings: F7.1, ISO 100, 62 seconds

Info on how this shot was created:

Gear: Canon 6D,  24-70mm LensManfrotto TripodRemote Shutter-release and gelled Night-Writer.

This is a Light-Morsel shot I've had in mind for a while. As some of these images are location-specific pieces, they require appropriate backgrounds.

I saw an opportunity when visiting my sister in Santa Barbara this weekend, about an hour North of where she lives, there are many great vineyards.

The nearly full moon was bright enough to act as stage lighting for this particular shot - it cast a steady glow from far above, just left of my light-grapes.

For good measure, here's a link to the title track by Marvin Gaye

Watermelon on the Pier

Location: San Simeon, CA / Settings: (Composite) Light art at F8, ISO 100, 30 seconds. Stars at F2.8, ISO 6400, 15 seconds.

Info on how this shot was created:

Gear: Canon 6DRokinon 14mm LensManfrotto TripodRemote Shutter-release and Night-Writer with Roscolux color-gels.

How does that saying go.. 'You can choose your friends, but you can't choose your family.'

Let's apply that premise to light-art and say that you can choose your subject, but you can't choose the weather. That was the theme of our last trip up the California Coast - 2 days of partly clear skies and the rest, a cloudy mess. Happy to snap a few good ones during those clear hours, one of which you see here - the newest edition to the Light-Morsels gallery.

For more info on how to create your own light-art composites featuring the stars in your background - check out my cherries on top blog post!

 

Pineapple Express

Location: Downtown Los Angeles, CA / Settings: F22, ISO 100, 27 seconds

Info on how this shot was created:

Gear: Canon 6D, CP2 50mm LensManfrotto TripodRemote Shutter-release and Night-Writer.

Last night I met up with fellow photographer Jake Ramirez (Sumerian Lights) for a bit of shooting downtown, I didn't know it would be a battle for the pineapple image you see above. 

contact sheet

20 photos later, the pineapple looked decent - It wasn't the easiest Light Morsel to draw.

Killer Cake

Location: Mt Pinos - Frazier Park, CA / Settings: F7.1, ISO 200, 153 second exposure

If driving into the mountains and hiking into the forest to freeze your ass off in the pale moonlight holding a machete and illustrating cake is your idea of a good time, then you are a prime candidate for light-painting photography! 

Just make sure to bring your long-underwear for that 38 degree 8800 ft altitude.

killer cake sketch

It always helps to sketch out the idea on paper before tackling it in real life. I was going to illustrate a regular cake, but making it a killer-cake just seemed like the right thing to do.