Post #262

Snow, by torchlight

27th February 2004, terribly early in the morning | Comments (36)

It’s one-thirty in the morning. Should you go to bed? Or should you take the dog for a run in the snow, and then spend an hour leaping around the field with a torch and a camera?

Hmmm, decisions, decisions…

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  1. Scrivs:


    Posted 8 minutes after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Dunstan
  2. DarkBlue:

    Dunstan they are brilliant images. Not only do you have the technical know-how, but you also have a fantastic imagination. I would never have even conceived of such images, let alone been able to photograph them.

    Stunning. Well done.

    Posted 8 minutes after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Dunstan
  3. Dunstan:

    Thanks guys!

    There's more of this kind of thing here, if you're interested:

    Those images show my friends waving burning branches about - a bit more exciting than me and a torch :op

    Posted 14 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Scrivs, ↑ DarkBlue
    Inspired: ↓ Chris Pederick, ↓ Margaret
  4. Amit Karmakar:

    Good stuff Dunstan, slow apperture does miracles doesnt it! You obviously made the right decision P:)

    Posted 27 minutes after the fact
  5. Ian:

    Tonight at 1:30 i'm going to take your advice and not go to bed, but instead stay up. I'll have to make some changes because its friday night.

    Instead of Poppy i'll replace her with a hot chick.
    Instead of snow, um.. good old grass, cant bet grass.
    Instead of a torch a can of Victorian Bitter. ;)
    Camera, won't change that.

    Good work Dunstan.

    Posted 29 minutes after the fact
  6. Chris Pederick:


    Amazing photos. Out of interest, what camera do you use to get these great shots?


    Posted 43 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Dunstan
    Inspired: ↓ Dunstan
  7. Justin Blanton:


    Posted 48 minutes after the fact
  8. Margaret:

    dunstan, every time i think i've seen the coolest thing ever, i come here and see something cooler. those photos of the burning branch are <em>wicked</em>.

    Posted 53 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Dunstan
  9. Keith:

    As others have said "Wicked" is a great way to describe those. Well done. I think you made the right decision. Did the dog have as much fun as you did??

    Posted 57 minutes after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Dunstan
  10. Huphtur:

    dunstert, you ever seen this:

    Posted 1 hour, 5 minutes after the fact
  11. Chris Vincent:

    Nice, very nice. Childish indeed! :)

    I like these kind of shots. I've taken a bunch whilst bored in the passenger's seat of a freeway-bound vehicle. You can get some really grunge shots as well as some beautiful shots.

    Posted 1 hour, 32 minutes after the fact
  12. Rick Yribe:

    That's pretty awesome, Dunstan.

    Posted 3 hours after the fact
  13. Scott Johnson:

    Good choice. Why go to bed when you can take pictures? ;-)

    Posted 3 hours, 16 minutes after the fact
  14. Manuzhai:

    Very, very cool...

    Posted 5 hours, 8 minutes after the fact
  15. Kitta:

    Very cool, good work Dunstan. :)

    Posted 5 hours, 34 minutes after the fact
  16. Andy:

    Good Choice. I may would do the same but I've got no dog!

    Posted 5 hours, 35 minutes after the fact
  17. Stew:

    Good photo's may I ask how long your shutter time was?

    I'd assume a good few seconds?

    Posted 5 hours, 57 minutes after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Dunstan
  18. Dunstan:

    It's a Canon EOS 10D with a 28-135mm IS USM Canon lens and a 1GB Flash Card:

    Posted 7 hours, 11 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Chris Pederick
  19. Dunstan:

    The dog has fun doing anything, as long as it's not sitting in the house.

    Plenty of things to sniff outside, and that always makes her happy :o)

    Posted 7 hours, 13 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Keith
  20. Dunstan:

    The shutter time was 30 seconds, at 800 asa, and... um, with something like an aperture of 8 or 9.5.

    I would have done more, but that's the longest the camera does before going into BULB mode.

    Posted 7 hours, 16 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Stew
  21. Jerker Norling:

    It looks good. I have been taking similar pictures for a project of mine. check url. :)

    Posted 7 hours, 57 minutes after the fact
  22. Andy Budd:

    Way cool

    Posted 8 hours, 11 minutes after the fact
  23. Chris Hester:

    The purple streaks actually look like figures. You could pass this off as photos of faeries. People might believe you.

    Posted 9 hours, 9 minutes after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Dunstan
  24. Dunstan:

    The purple streaks _are_ figures! It's me! :op

    Did you click and see the larger versions, Chris? You can see it a bit better then.

    Posted 9 hours, 28 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Chris Hester
  25. Ray:

    very cool man :)

    Posted 10 hours, 24 minutes after the fact
  26. Lee:

    What the hell do your neighbours think?

    I can imagine a conversation such as:

    Looking out of window. "What the hell is that?"
    "There's some lights dancing about in that field."
    Coming to window and looking out.
    "Is that someone causing them?"
    "Oh, it's just that Dunstan kid from next door, y'know, the odd creative one, does things with web sites."
    "Ah, that explains it then." Stares for a second, then shakes head. "What a weirdo. Time for bed I think."

    Posted 10 hours, 43 minutes after the fact
  27. Justin:

    Those are beautiful. Makes me inspired to find time to learn more about photography.

    Posted 16 hours, 29 minutes after the fact
  28. Ciaran:

    Wow, their fantastic

    who took them for you?

    Posted 18 hours, 8 minutes after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Dunstan
  29. Chuckg:

    I can only begin to imagine how that is done ... camera work is one realm I'm completely confused in.

    P.S. - dogs like being outside because it keeps their noses wet and cold so that when they nose you, makes you laugh.

    Posted 19 hours, 36 minutes after the fact
  30. Mark:

    I want Chinese food!

    Posted 1 day after the fact
  31. Sian:

    Amazing photography. I especially like the bottom set, it looks like you are being electrocuted. That sounds bad, the visual side of it I mean!

    Posted 1 day, 18 hours after the fact
  32. Dimitris Glezos:

    wow! unexpectedly beautiful!

    Posted 1 day, 23 hours after the fact
  33. Pedro:

    Fantastic :)

    Posted 2 days, 8 hours after the fact
  34. Dunstan:

    I took the photos myself, Ciaran - I set the camera up on a tripod, gave myself a good depth of focus, hit the button and ran in front of the camera while the timer counted down.

    No-one else needed :o)

    Posted 3 days, 23 hours after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Ciaran
  35. Ramesh S:

    I use a 15s long exposure on my Canon.

    Try getting your friends to hold a torch each and then write one letter each in reverse to make a logo or name.
    its a really neat effect !

    You have to time it so that they dont wait too long - smoothly and quickly trace the letters.

    Dunstan - nice photos but if I were to wave a burning branch outside (I live in London,UK) I would get into trouble ! :-)

    Posted 1 week after the fact
  36. Waynes:

    Nice pictures. Learned photography once but don't think I can do them...

    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks after the fact

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