York squared

June 03, 2015  •  1 Comment

 

Lightpainting in York's famous Shambles for a commercial assignment. Producing work in urban areas where shadows are minimal and lightpainting is unexpected can lead to results that lack the appearance of authenticity; I took 15 litres of water with me to dampen the cobbles, thus encouraging reflections which would bond the light streams into the scene.

Now I've done my share of all-nighters, even close to midsummer, but I was surprised at the difference it made to be just a few hundred miles north of home at this time of year. The sky took an age to darken and it genuinely wasn't long before the first hint of morning twilight was visible. Whilst it limited our time on location, I was glad of the sky's brightness to help bring a little definition around the contorted rooftops.


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1.HowardH(non-registered)
It's the reflections that really make the photo - well worth the effort :)
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