Man’s Best Friend –
And low maintenance too! My new pet. This theme week always reminds me of “creatures & flips”… and lots of fun!
The Composite Story
This puppy “creature” was conceived as a physiogram… in a very dark place.
Then the flips started.
The good news is HE is already house-broken and very low maintenance.
Seems to be a natural at retrieving.
The problem is…
All he needs is a name.
What do you think it should be??
The Building Block Light Trace
More to the Story
The physiograms are created by hanging a small flashlight on a string from the ceiling and putting your camera underneath facing up. Turn on the flashlight… darken the room… start the flashlight swinging… and trip the shutter (set to bulb) to record the light trace for as long as you wish.
You have just made a physiogram!
I sometimes alter the process by using gels in front of the lens for differing colors or shooting a series of multiple images of a single swing and putting them together as layers in PS. Then modifying each layer as I wish.
I have also put my camera on a swinging platform and used a stationary light above. It just makes different patterns possible.
That’s what happened for this image… and I used it to make the Woof!! composite.
There are all kinds of possible light paintings with these pendulum orbits.