"Light painting" is a technique I like to play with every now and then when I'm out at night with my camera, so I thought I'd have a play with the technique for today's AEDM. Basically, it just involves setting the camera at a slow enough shutter speed so that you can move the camera around while the shutter is open and "paint" with the available light. It works best if you are somewhere with some bright areas of light, like streetlamps or car headlights. For the ones below, I just took the shots from my balcony, which faces onto a courtyard. The available light came from the lit up windows of the other apartment blocks. If you try this, do be prepared to look like a raving loon waving your camera around in the dark, but your reward will be some pretty cool abstract art.
Technical notes: These were taken on manual at ISO 640, f.3.2 with the shutter open for 3.2 seconds. I then cropped to a square format and made adjustments to the colour balance and contrast in Photoshop.