DAY THREE // 5 Day B&W Photo Challenge

ISO 100 - f11 - 30 Seconds - 38mm

ISO 100 - f11 - 30 Seconds - 38mm

Another day has come and that means I need to post another black and white photo. This photo was taken on the same night as I took the Clock Tower image for day two. You can see that blog post here.

Unlike day two's long exposure shot, this was taken using a tripod. These lovely models (statues) are out the front of the Performing Arts centre in Melbourne. The streaks you are seeing are streaks of light caused by a moving light source and a long exposure.

This image was taken by an assistant standing behind the statues with a bunch of little LEDs attached to a long string. Once the shutter is pressed the assistant swings the LEDs around in a circle until the shutter closes.

In my circumstance I had to take another exposure without the lights and assistant (known as a clean plate) as the assistant could be seen in the shot. Later on in post I removed the assistant by painting in the clean plate image in the places where the assistant can be seen.


 
Original RAW Image

Original RAW Image

Clean Plate

Clean Plate

 

After an hour in Lightroom and Photoshop, cleaning up unwanted light streaks and getting exposure even across the image it's finally complete.

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