From the Ground

From the GroundI went to Thompson’s Island tonight to do a little light painting but I forgot my Zippo so no fire in this picture. I did however find a fountain of water gushing out of the ground, which then formed a little waterfall. I’m happy with the final image although I think I was wanting something a little different.




  1. zac says:

    it’s magical and surreal. very nice!

  2. Mark says:

    The softness of the light and water is perfect. Would you mid sharing exposure time and aperture for this picture?

  3. Ed says:

    I agree with zac. It does look surreal. Another creative, quality photo. Your pictures have given me a number of ideas to try when I get a chance to do some night photography.

  4. Marimo says:

    Very nice picture.
    I like it!

  5. KK says:

    magical magical magical, fantastic work mate!

  6. Brian says:

    I think this is your best painting with light photo yet – well composed, the water is beautiful and the glow in the things around it is just right, with the proper amount of drop off at the edges.

  7. pierre says:

    Very nice.
    No, in fact, it’s fantastic.
    Very good idea, and flawless execution

  8. Roger says:

    Surreal. I like the softness of the water. Great shot!

  9. sal says:

    Like Mark I’m highly interested in some “technical data”, too. Could you please give away the secret? ;-)

  10. Andy says:

    Sorry, I forgot to post the exposure information. 30 Seconds, f/4.5, ISO 100. If you’re looking for the technique, please read the comments here.

  11. casey says:

    very nice andy. I half expect to find a pixie hiding somewhere in there but I can’t find her.

  12. Kevin says:

    Damn you Andy, another perfect one. Great shot man, I wish there were scenes like this around where I live. I don’t think there is a waterfall within 40 miles of me.

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  14. bob says:

    the light is sooooo right! … great shot! …. love the greens — and the motion in the water — nice nice nice exposure…

  15. I hate to say it but I’m glad you forgot the zippo. gorgeous shot!

  16. Dee says:

    really great pic.

  17. Nik says:

    This is magic! Are you sure you photographed this, or is it painted?

  18. tony says:

    just one word – amazing

  19. Tommy says:

    Ohhhh yeah.. Gorgeous! My favorite of your light paintings so far (I think). :) Love those green leaves.

  20. pixibition says:

    this shot look so surreal…nice smooth and softness favorite is the glowing green color on the leaves..beautiful:-)

  21. Sean says:

    Andy, I’ve mentioned before that I love long exposure evening stuff and have decided to do a panel on ‘The Blue Hour’ for my Licentiateship. Your images are real inspirations.

  22. DaveNYC says:

    There is a very painterly quality about this. Beautiful.

  23. James says:

    Did you make some kind of pact with the devil? Amazing! You’re going to make flashlights and zippo lighters a much-needed part of any photographer’s toolkit. And what part of Utopia do you live in that has all the landscape features in your photos! Great stuff!

  24. jasonspix says:

    Fantastic! Those leaves are cool looking, not to mention the water.

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