Desert Light Painting
I thought I would experiment with a photographic technique that I had read about while camping in the Utah desert near Canyonlands National Park. The technique is sometimes called “light painting,” because the photographer (or an assistant) basically “paints” light across the background of the area within the frame with a flashlight or other light source at night, during a long-exposure. I produced this photograph by having my wife shine a flashlight across the sandstone while the shutter was open for about 30 seconds.
Brian Healy Photography
Canon 40D, Canon L17-40mm lens, f4.0, 30 seconds