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Seven Stones of Hordron Edge (Stone Circle) by terrybnd One of the stones light up at night
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Posted by terrybnd
1st August 2012ce
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Good picture, is that light exposed on the stone or something on it? bladup Posted by bladup
1st August 2012ce
Ooh, tha's nice! goffik Posted by goffik
1st August 2012ce
I was hoping to light up each stone in the circle for a wide shot under the stars. Alas things didn't work out quite as planned.

But I did take this one out of frustration. It's just a Poundshop 3LED light positioned out of sight of the camera pointing at the stone.

Looks ethereal eh?

I'll go back one day soon and hopefully achieve the shot I hoped to capture :)
terrybnd Posted by terrybnd
1st August 2012ce
Yes it looks great, i thought that's what you had done, i was just making sure, what you say about the wide shot and all the stones lit up is something i've thought would look brilliant for a long time [i'm no photographer], i look forward to seeing it one day. bladup Posted by bladup
2nd August 2012ce
Terry, I've pondered lighting each stone for night-time pictures as well and there seem to be three options -

1. A set of remotely triggered flash units. If you have a look on here for images by CianMcLiam (Ken Williams) he's done some stunning pictures using several flash units. I thought about using torches for night-time time lapse but figured they would probably dim over the course of the shooting.

2. Long exposure and manually triggered flash gun. I used this method to get a shot of Nine Stones Close, one picture, one flash gun, four flashes and some running around in the dark.

3. Composite image. In this case take a series of images from the same spot but light each stone individually then edit together later into a single image. It was the only way to do my Devil's Arrows picture due to the distance between the stones.
Chris Collyer Posted by Chris Collyer
2nd August 2012ce
@Chris Collyer

Agree on your methods but I'm very much a video man you see. And none of that would work. Obviously, doing pics at night is different but what I found by experimentation is none of those work really - they look a bit fake unless it's obvious you're lighting just one stone.

Call it psychology lol

I found it's best to light the whole sight up. Alas, I aint prepared to lug about such kit. But I've found when it's a full moon and the skies are clear - then it's job done! You only need f4.5 and ISO 800 and you're flying.

I'll have a look at Ken's pics - thanks! :) I'm pretty new to all this myself so will be interesting to see
terrybnd Posted by terrybnd
2nd August 2012ce
Wow! Cian McLiam's images are stunning! :) terrybnd Posted by terrybnd
2nd August 2012ce
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