This is the first of its kind. Kyle W and I took the picture and I did the Photoshopping. This is a rough draft. I wanted to post something but don’t have time to work on it much, as it is past midnight. More to come in the morning.
Ok, so now I have time to reflect on last night’s activities. I arrived at the park at about 7 pm at the same time as Philip and about a minute before Kyle. Christian arrived a few minutes later and Aaron a while after that. Zack showed up after Mr. Skocko left. We started by tying lights to a remote control truck that Kyle had brought, and produced some cool results. Then, I showed the other guys a new trick where you pass a beam of light, like a lightsaber, behind a person, producing a silhouette.
As we were working on that, Mr. Skocko and his daughter arrived, bringing three new shutter releases for the Canon 40D and 50D cameras. By now it was after 8. The two of them went and took a few photos away from the chaos of us trying to figure out what to do, and really demonstrated the beauty of nighttime photography.
After they left, we split into two groups; Kyle and I ventured into the heart of the park to try some standard photography while Philip, Aaron, Zack, and Christian stayed at our staging area and tried to get more pictures with the remote control truck. To our great surprise, the sprinkler system came on while Kyle, Christian, and I were trying to light paint around a tree, forcing us to bolt for safety with two cameras, my T1i and the 5D Mark II, in hand. Luckily, the sprinklers had come on only in the area next to us, so we were never in any danger of getting wet. Just to be safe, we regrouped and moved the gear to a safe location. About 30 seconds later, the sprinklers came on even closer but we were still safe.
As the clock ticked past 11pm, we turned towards making tutorials, but unfortunately the battery in the 5D Mark II ran out. Luckily, Zack had brought his camera, which took video, so we were still able to film. I think we will end up redoing the tutorials at a later date, because we only filmed a few minutes of footage and it was just to dark to see anything. After only 15 minutes of making the tutorials, we decided to call it a night, because our location was getting more and more precarious, and it was getting late.
The pictures will be posted as they are processed. Here is the second of many.