### Light Painting during the blue hour is a bit challenging yet super rewarding when the sky lurks through in this super deep blue color. You'll see here one of those incredible moments. ![2020_04_06_Forest-LP (11)-2.jpg](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQme9yGogG71RmmgHSuQBvY1GY3PRoB6A2PtYV1RScUjz6U/2020_04_06_Forest-LP%20(11)-2.jpg) What happened here? When I arrived at this wonderful place at the edge of the forest near Berlin I was fascinated by the tree logs. It was so nice that they were pulled up on both sides. My [initial first post](https://hive.blog/photofeed/@gunnarheilmann/light-painting-swirl-and-camera-rotation) from that spot, probably displays that enthusiasm. Today I want to share another highlight from that night. After testing the camera rotation for a few times I found a great position and axes to rotate around (Image2). From there I know the rotation would give me an extended tree log feeling in the frame. As one of the first tests, I wanted to create a swirl. For that I used a prototype of the new flashlight from LightPaintingParadise. I was designed by Dennis Berka. As you can see it has a nice strobe mode. so I would stand with the nice plexy glass rod with the flashlight blinking and on the trigger I would spin around my axes. After that I then light up the logs in red and after rotating the camera 180° I would light them up in yellow and stop the exposure after 43 seconds. When you are interested in the actual making of scroll down and you can see me swirling. ![2020_04_06_Forest-LP (1)-2.jpg](https://images.hive.blog/DQmbt9KSS75Hf2dT2E2XtGuwRFFuiNkkuRcL2r3799SQV3t/2020_04_06_Forest-LP%20(1)-2.jpg) Image 2 - Finding the rotation point and - look for the right settings Well there is a Making of video which is in most parts recorded by Natalia Cerqueira. Some of it was by me, as well as the edit. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/CbCigTjfGHU?controls=0" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> I hope it was informative and maybe also inspirational. If you have more questions please do not hesitate. I am happy to share my knowledge. ***** <div class="pull-right">https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/gunnarheilmann/zexZfHa2-00_Lightpainting_Gunnar-Heilmann_Heidi-Rondak-175px.jpg</div> <h3>Gunnar Heilmann Photogrpahy</h3> If you are interested in more of my art please also see: [Website](https://gunnarheilmann.com) [YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTAEwW-fz9br_JaWOiJlWxg) [Facebook Page](https://www.facebook.com/GunnarsPhotos) [Instagram Feed](https://www.instagram.com/gunnarheilmann) Since I am one of the cofounders of the [LightPainters](https://hive.blog/@lightpainters) project, I also help and support the Light Painting community as a curator - not only on the Hive. <div class="pull-right"> </div><h2>We are Light Painters</h2> <div class="pull-right">https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/gunnarheilmann/ISloFSqg-LightPainters-Logo-100x100.gif</div> To help and support the LightPainters community here on Hive I would appreciate your delegation of HivePower. Any amount is appreciated. It does not require much to get started, we are happy for any gesture. How to delegate? Delegate [50HivePower](https://hivesigner.com/sign/delegateVestingShares?account=thales7&delegatee=lightpainters&vesting_shares=50), [50HP] Delegate [250HivePower](https://hivesigner.com/sign/delegateVestingShares?account=thales7&delegatee=lightpainters&vesting_shares=250), [250HP] Delegate [500HivePower](https://hivesigner.com/sign/delegateVestingShares?account=thales7&delegatee=lightpainters&vesting_shares=500), [500HP] All the Hive Power will help to upvote the artist's contribution as part of the LightPainters community. Thank you so much!