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Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 12 November 2011 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

I am with the Cirquaholics - a troupe of seven jugglers and circus performers. Their juggling act at NightFest used LED balls and pins.
I was able to capture the resulting light painting using slow shutter speed and rear curtain flash. This allowed me to blend the ambient light with flash for a very interesting mix.

Here you see a shot of Idris - who we first met here. The show's producer, Mark, is on the right of frame.

Floriade is Canberra's annual festival of flowers. After dark, NightFest lit up the tulip beds and provided the late night entertainment.

NIKON D5000 1 second F/14.0 ISO 800 34 mm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

I'm just loving these shots Stephen - the rear-curtain flash was so effective here. Well done!

12 Nov 2011 5:27am

fereshteh. from Iran

I like beautiful composition .

12 Nov 2011 5:55am

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon,, Canada

This one works differently and well. Much like an optical illusion. Superb.

12 Nov 2011 6:28am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Nice light painting

12 Nov 2011 6:36am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

magnifica captura de estos artistas!!

12 Nov 2011 6:57am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

The magic of the moment! colors, the beauty of movement and concentrated air! A beautiful rendition!

12 Nov 2011 7:40am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Belle capture ! Je te souhaite une agrréable journée

12 Nov 2011 7:46am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

A beautifully captured image...the tones and details are lovely

12 Nov 2011 8:22am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


12 Nov 2011 8:38am

JMS* from CHONBURI, Thailand

Meli melo très réussi !

12 Nov 2011 8:52am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a wonderful and somewhat surreal series Stephen

12 Nov 2011 9:10am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Three online. And the eyes fixed lines in space ... imagen the magnificent instante ephemeral ... Wonderful ... A hug, Adela

12 Nov 2011 10:07am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

A million dollars' worth of WOW, it's phenomenal!!!!!!!Atta boy Stephen

12 Nov 2011 10:15am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Have a nice out of town time :)

12 Nov 2011 10:52am

tataray from france, France

Wow Superbe effet et beau portrait concentré)

12 Nov 2011 11:35am


nice effect!
cool shot

12 Nov 2011 11:46am

Z from Shanghai, China

I like the ball floating:) Wonderful shot!

12 Nov 2011 12:41pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

More terrific action, completely fluid. I love the concentration in the face.

12 Nov 2011 1:10pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Really good series

12 Nov 2011 1:20pm

vaFA from tehran, Iran

Beautiful shot!interesting colours.well done.

12 Nov 2011 1:40pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

super !

12 Nov 2011 1:55pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

encor une toute belle quel effet et ce lumirèe fantastique.

bravo et belle journée

12 Nov 2011 2:07pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Very nice results, Stephen. I really like the ghosting and movement.

12 Nov 2011 2:39pm

arvin from sari, Iran

Very nice shot well done

12 Nov 2011 2:53pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

superbe composition

12 Nov 2011 3:36pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

This is a wonderful series Stephen! Your use of rear curtain flash and ambient light has created an excellent series of shots! Well done! ;-)

12 Nov 2011 3:37pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

wieder ein sehr gutes Foto aus dieser Serie.

12 Nov 2011 3:47pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

I like your composition

12 Nov 2011 5:43pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb portrait with beautiful colors !

12 Nov 2011 6:06pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I like this live portrait a lot.

12 Nov 2011 6:44pm

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

Excellent! Wonderful motion and perspective!

13 Nov 2011 12:47am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent :)
I like playing with lights

13 Nov 2011 7:28am

Wolfen from Villefranche S/S, France

Une belle composition et maîtrise technique !! bon week end

13 Nov 2011 9:21am

janina from Melbourne, Australia

I like the blurred effect on the flowers, turning them into a "painting".

13 Nov 2011 11:48am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Superb capture!

13 Nov 2011 1:08pm

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Buena sensación de movimiento y unos colores muy logrados.Saludos.

13 Nov 2011 3:30pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It is a virtuoso. Fine picture

13 Nov 2011 4:04pm

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

One of the best ! Lovely ! Phil

14 Nov 2011 9:18am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Fantastic shot..

14 Nov 2011 10:01am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A wonderful capture with beautiful colours and light. Beautifuly captured and presented.

14 Nov 2011 12:02pm

myky from Ontario, Canada

Another fantastic surreal effect.

14 Nov 2011 1:14pm

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Belle composition, fantastique !

14 Nov 2011 5:39pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Another wonderful addition to this magical series! Just enjoy the expressions of these performers you've managed to capture!:-)

15 Nov 2011 6:52am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A great shot of the balls floating on air or so it seems.

16 Nov 2011 5:12pm

The Dark Dude from Maestoso, United Kingdom

hey dude
man, dunno how you got this but it looks great

19 Nov 2011 5:44pm

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