Not-So-Flashing Lights

Light, it is such an awesome and wonderful tool, not to just the photographer, but to all who use it in the quest of getting things done. Without, tasks would take some time to complete; for the photographer, well, there would be no photography. Merriam-Webster defines light as the following:
1 a: something that makes vision possible b: the sensation aroused by stimulation of the visual receptors c: electromagnetic radiation of any wavelength that travels in a vacuum with a speed of about 186,281 miles (300,000 kilometers) per second; specifically: such radiation that is visible to the human eye
Photographers normally use light as a tools to achieve great photos. What about light as art in itself? I’ve always been fascinated with light drawing in long-exposure photography, but never really got around to actually doing so…until now. Check out my experiments in light drawing and use of light in the below photos. It comes with a lovely little quote to reading before diving in.  If you would like more information about light drawing and/or long exposure please see the links after the images. Enjoy!!


Light gives of itself freely, filling all available space.  It does not seek anything in return; it asks not whether you are friend or foe.  It gives of itself and is not thereby diminished.  -Michael Strassfeld

Links regarding Light Drawing & Long Exposure

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