With their imagination, children can make the crudest and weakest structures into strong forts where they are safe from any monster that they fear. I have crafted this piece to help us remember what it was like to have the vivid and blunt imagination of a child. As grown ups, we may not literally create tents to hide in but we do tend to hide in other, unstable, things.
Here are some other shots that I took while waiting for the sun to set.
Since I had about an hour or two to really explore and understand the area, once it was dark I knew how exactly I wanted to frame the picture and where to take it from. I swapped between angles, props, and between my wide angle, lens baby, and zoom lenses.
To create the illuminated lines in this image, I used a technique called light painting. To paint with light, you set a camera up on a tripod in a dark area with at least a 5 second shutter speed. Then you point a flashlight toward the camera to paint with the light or point it at things in the frame to illuminate them.
The image above was taken with my iPhone 4s. Notice the difference in quality between iPhones and DLSR's.
Thank you Jackie for helping me light this project!
You should check out Jackie's blog called The Quotes Diary.