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Digital rain

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 2 November 2011 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

You can’t stop the juggling! The Cirquaholics are still going strong here. This is a shot I took after NightFest closed. Earlier in the night, the area was full of people - as the path winds its way under a light show called “Digital Rain”. The rain drop streaks of light you see in the background changed in brightness and colour; and this subdued phase was best for highlighting the light painting of the jugglers.

NIKON D5000 2 seconds F/10.0 ISO 800 18 mm

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

Superb photo Stephen, beautiful.

2 Nov 2011 5:18am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Amazing and beautiful light trails. Simply gorgeous.

2 Nov 2011 5:57am

Ahmad from Isfahan, Iran

Nice painting shot .....

2 Nov 2011 6:28am

arvin from sari, Iran

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2 Nov 2011 6:43am

Sterre from Netherlands

Amazing show on this photo with wonderful people and colors.
I like it.

2 Nov 2011 7:31am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Well done !

2 Nov 2011 8:14am

Z from Shanghai, China

Superb shot!!

2 Nov 2011 8:36am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Bien vu ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

2 Nov 2011 8:43am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Superb shot.. excellent title...

2 Nov 2011 8:45am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wonderful....another great image....5*

2 Nov 2011 8:49am

Pedro Alves from Porto, Portugal

Very nice effect. Is it just a slow shutter ?

2 Nov 2011 9:25am

@Pedro Alves: Thanks, Pedro. I used rear curtain flash - the flash fires at the end of the long exposure.

Ani from Bordeaux, France

I love this series where you play with light effects. The fine work that these acrobats are doing ! ;o)

2 Nov 2011 9:36am

Christophe Esnard from Angoulême, France

Very well done ! It's realy very nice !

2 Nov 2011 10:09am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Fantastic ! How did you do that ? An extraordinary and very beautiful photo !

2 Nov 2011 10:13am

@Mhelene: Thanks, Mhelene. I captured the motion blur of the lights during the 2 sec. exposure; and the flash at the end of the exposure froze the actions of the jugglers.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Stephen, you caught the movement I'm impressed BRILLIANT

2 Nov 2011 10:22am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Impressive capture!

2 Nov 2011 10:22am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Terrific series painting with light

2 Nov 2011 10:25am

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Super fabulous, I love the red shoes & pant stripes which accent the vertical movement of the shot.

2 Nov 2011 10:40am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

stunning exposure and light trails

2 Nov 2011 10:51am

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

loving this series, very creative...

2 Nov 2011 11:16am

Adela Fonts from Spain

A composition of great beauty ... Me Drawing encantan the helical shape that the light ... excellent friend... A hug, Adela

2 Nov 2011 11:44am

frammy from MIRAMAS, France

very nice effet

2 Nov 2011 11:58am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Their arms will never tire within this magical photo presentation. Love the series, Stephen.

2 Nov 2011 12:09pm

janina from Melbourne, Australia

Ah, yes, I've been trying out the rear flash today on some macros of fruit in my kitchen! Some have turned out quite alright...less harsh effect! I love this shot, stephen, 4stars! :OD

2 Nov 2011 12:11pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

This is a wonderful shot Stephen! Very vibrant and lively! Bravo! ;-)

2 Nov 2011 12:15pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

So very well done

2 Nov 2011 12:16pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

show goes on and on .... Super series !

2 Nov 2011 12:31pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Encor une merveille superbe compo quel effet ces traces lumineuse, grandisoe ensemble fantastique

Bravo et amitié

2 Nov 2011 12:50pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

... and coloured, too. You've gotten a good graphic pic.

2 Nov 2011 1:19pm

myky from Ontario, Canada

Love this one! Such a great effect.

2 Nov 2011 1:35pm

tataray from france, France

Une belle série ... de belles captures et couleurs.

2 Nov 2011 1:49pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful shot. Vibrant colours and great lighting. Excellent. love it. :)

2 Nov 2011 2:01pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Wow, another super jaw-dropper in this amazing series!!! So fabulously implemented and beautifully composed! The lineup and pattern of trails are such an enchantment! Congrats Stephen!:-)))

2 Nov 2011 2:33pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Cool shot, vibrant color trails, love your title...fantastic capture!

2 Nov 2011 2:37pm

London Caller from London, United Kingdom

Truly stunning, mate!
With tripod or hand held?

2 Nov 2011 2:41pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

wow wow wow!
fascinating light effect from the 2 sec.

2 Nov 2011 2:47pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Fine picture.

2 Nov 2011 2:54pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

superbe composition

2 Nov 2011 3:24pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Completely beautiful, Stephen! Just fantastic - you are the master !! ;-)

2 Nov 2011 3:46pm

Mark from Rock Springs, United States

great color and interesting story

2 Nov 2011 4:19pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

great effect - excellent image

2 Nov 2011 5:53pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

Interesting capture :)

2 Nov 2011 6:06pm

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I like motion blur and the colors of the scene show

2 Nov 2011 6:11pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

This is seriously good stuff Stephen, the motion and light trails are quite special.

2 Nov 2011 7:20pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

A great shot of them in action.

2 Nov 2011 7:27pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A magical one ! Really beautiful

2 Nov 2011 7:59pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Fantastic choreographed painting of light Stephen - you really captured this one magically. Truly superb work here!

2 Nov 2011 9:21pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Wonderful play of light in this series ... and thanks for your comment on my posting today!

2 Nov 2011 9:31pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Oh wow! Now this is a great capture! You have me wondering how there are multiple colors in their "path" of juggling the balls. Beautifully composed with so much action!

2 Nov 2011 9:49pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very cool. congratulations on the spotlight

2 Nov 2011 9:54pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

The power of light is evident here, it certainly brightens the night.

2 Nov 2011 10:19pm

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

Oh wow! This is awesome!!! I love the effect! Very well done

2 Nov 2011 10:38pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Excellent capture! Love the motion blur!

3 Nov 2011 2:04am

MSD from Fort Washington, United States


3 Nov 2011 7:34am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Love it.

3 Nov 2011 6:55pm

JMS* from CHONBURI, Thailand

Belle et habile synchronisation.

4 Nov 2011 2:53am

Trina from Pennsylvania, United States

Great effect! Well done!

4 Nov 2011 1:02pm

BriGt from sydney, Australia

oh my gosh !! how aweeeesome is this !! luv it !!

5 Nov 2011 6:25am

franz from Baden, Austria

brilliant capture and technically 5*!! thanks for the explanation how you did it ...

7 Nov 2011 5:04pm

2 seconds
ISO 800
18 mm