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Taken 15-Feb-14
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Keywords:abstract, art, black background, imagination, interpretation, lantern, light, refractograph
Photo Info

Dimensions2670 x 4000
Original file size2.81 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken15-Feb-14 21:37
Date modified16-Feb-14 22:41
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D600
Focal length0 mm
Focal length (35mm)0 mm
Max lens aperturef/1
Exposure0.6s at f/1
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias-2 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modeCenter-weighted average
Digital zoom1x
Lanterns, a colored refractograph, an abstract by light.


Colored hanging magic lanterns is what you are looking at. Well, at least that is what I am looking at, what I see, what I imagine. I can't really comment on what you are going to see.

An abstract art form created purely by light, light refracted of the foot of a glass, then captured by a lens-free camera, a photograph of refracted light, a refractograph. There are no tricks, no playing with depth of field by adjusting the lens aperture. It's pure light captured directly by the sensor.

Creating these abstract forms of light, or refractographs, feels like magic. You start with a black space and just by positioning the refractive glass in front of the camera can create amazing light patterns. And the magic continues as you can move the glass in relation to the camera and turn it to adjust the form to your liking.