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Putting light on an old bunker

The last thing we did today during my Cape May Photographic Creativity Workshop was to break out my big flashlight again and illuminate an old WWII concrete bunker on one of Cape May’s beaches. The bunker is pretty cool but not pretty. Built right at the water’s edge to watch for German attacks, it is now well back from the water but surrounded by sand. There are no lights nearby which makes a perfect object for light painting. After the sun went down we set up our tripods and I painted the bunker several times. I tried lighting it from different directions to see how unique each one looked. I liked how this angle brought some detail and how the light looked on the sand.

The weather forecast for tomorrow is calling for lots of rain, so we may end up in the classroom rather than the field but it has been great working with people as they shoot and trying some new things.

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