Blog 24 - Kenilworth Castle
Well another round of rain and then snow and sitting in front of the TV and eating left over Turkey really fancied a walk. so packed up the camera bag and headed out for Kenilworth Castle.
The road to Kenilworth was flooded and road closed as normally happens when we have a serious amount of rain, the river looked high.
Parked up and got wrapped up the fields seriously flooded in fact the old moat / lake that originally surrounded Kenilworth Castle was back never seen it like this, so perfect opportunity to get the Mavic in the air and from above you can really see the flood and what the original landscape looked like around this fantastic castle.
Something I’ve never done before light painting, so opportunity came along with Instagram Coventry and fellow instagram @uknights in the old Coventry Evening Telegraph building within the disused basements.
Painting with light requires merely a light source, a dark space, a camera with manually adjustable shutter speed, and a tripod – nothing more, its not something new the idea of moving a light source during a long exposure, this gained popularity in the 1930s with the American artist Man Ray produced his Space Writing portraits.
The light source you use can be anything from a sparkler to a glow stick, but LEDs are ideal because they are safe and give out a fair amount of light these can be attached to anything from bicycle wheels to poles and rope.
As you can see images below really able to create something different
Settings ISO 200 F/9 shutter speed between 5sec and 1m 20 seconds
Forecast was snow and yes it snowed and snowed! so woke up early camera and coffee flask and out in the car it was bad not very often its this deep so managed to get the car about 5 miles before it wasn’t going to go any further.
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