Camera Rotation Light Painting Swirl by gunnarheilmann

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Camera Rotation Light Painting Swirl
### 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](

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]( 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](
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.

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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.


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