Wednesday, January 11, 2012

black and white Wednesdays - long exposure fun

I had some fun this past weekend with Reese’s and her BF.  They are such great sports.  Once again pinterest had us jumping through hoops.  LOL! 

We saw this cool shot where a wedding couple was surrounded by sparking pixie dust. . . just so cool.  So we tried to duplicate the IDEA, not the photograph.  (Sometimes we get too carried away trying to make something look like pinterest but we are working on using the IDEA of it and not the actual thing.)
Here is our version:
Pretty sweet right? 

the long road

TRUTH:  It did take FOUR BOXES of sparklers before we came up with this shot. 
TRUTH:  I did photoshop it a little to clean up the sparkler trails I didn’t want.
TRUTH:  Reese’s and her BF are very good sports!
I did have my camera set on a tripod, with a long exposure.  And yes, I did run behind them with a lit sparkler and tried to spell (backwards).  I did not photoshop in the words or the sparkler trails.  Reese’s and her BF did have to stand very still while I was running around them.
So here is the black and white version you are looking for today!
I hope you guys have a great week! 

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  1. I love this, it's so freaking awesome. I wish I can try this.

  2. I have to say WOW, WOW, WOW! What totally cool shots. You did such a awesome job.

  3. Fun photos. beautiful light effects with long exposure.

  4. I have seen this before and on pinterest as well.
    Your shot is really awesome. I love it and will have to try it myself some day. I am guessing it is on long exposure to get the shot right?
    ~Naila Moon

  5. Oh duh, just saw it is long exposure. Chalk it up for being a long day today.
    ~Naila Moon

  6. Yes it is on a long exposure. It was funny, I am trying to run out there and spell backwards and a couple of times I spelled wrong! LOL!

  7. Absolutely, fantastic. Thanks for sharing. Already following you. Hope you have time to stop by too!

  8. Those are FANTASTIC!!!! Love how they turned out.


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