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Old 07-15-2017   #1
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Kind of a test using a light stick I made with LEDs.

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Another shot.
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These are neat. Has a kind of sci-fi look to it. Always nice to see creative things like this.

Would you care to share how you made the light sticks? Just curious.

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Thanks WG. It is a lexan tube 'bout an 1 1/2" diameter and 4' long. There are 2 strips of RGB LED tape running up the inside with a WiFi controller. 12 volt supply is a power tool battery. The WiFi links to my phone so I can choose the colors and the rate it changes colors. This was shot just before nightfall. ISO 50, f16 and a 6 second exposure.
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I though that it might be 3-6' long and not one of the short light sticks I found when I tried to google the subject. What kind of a maneuver did you - or whoever was holding the stick - make for image #2? i assume that the black stripe in the pattern is the shadow of a hand holding the light stick.
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I started on the path at the far end of the bridge. Triggered the camera remotely, then started walking towards the camera onto the bridge waving the light. If you see the "×" on the right side the glow, the short portion of that is where I started. I was holding it in the middle of the tube length with one hand where you see that dark streak. The light is fairly heavy to be waving around quickly, so I felt having a good grip on it was better than having it fly outta my hand. I wore dark clothes, but even my face and arms didn't show up in the long exposure. These shots have no processing except for a WB adjustment and some light tone mapping.
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Thanks WG. It is a lexan tube 'bout an 1 1/2" diameter and 4' long. There are 2 strips of RGB LED tape running up the inside with a WiFi controller. 12 volt supply is a power tool battery. The WiFi links to my phone so I can choose the colors and the rate it changes colors. This was shot just before nightfall. ISO 50, f16 and a 6 second exposure.
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How amazing and creative! Looks like magic to me!
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Not into this sort of thing, but dammed if I don't like this one! Well done.
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Not into this sort of thing, but dammed if I don't like this one! Well done.
Thank you very much. These shots are hopefully a stepping stone to other things.


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