“Ball of Light” light graffiti

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“Ball of Light” light graffiti
Denis Smith Light Ball 01.jpg
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While it’s true enough that light graffiti has been here, and there, and back again, the work of Australian photographer Denis Smith still manages to amaze. How do you suppose he does it? [via Dude Craft]


8 thoughts on ““Ball of Light” light graffiti

  1. Tom Ward says:

    Awesome photo – I’m guessing a light on a string with a bit of spinning about happening!?

  2. Shadyman says:

    I’m going with light on a string, and spinning around, like Tom suggested.

  3. ExiledChild says:

    I use an LED on a string when I do the shoots like this. The key is to keep yourself outside the ball and move around it while not moving the center of your spinning string.

    Here is a link to one of my shots. Not as good as his but still fun to do.


  4. craig says:

    A bit too perfect a sphere for hand spinning. I’d say it’s a pole stuck in the ground with 2 battery powered motors. One motor spins a stick like a propeller with LEDs on the ends, and the other motor rotates it around like north then east then south then west.

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