Escape Monday: Light Painting

Colourful_Faffing_PThe Escape Monday project continues this week with another two posts designed to transport your mind as far away from your cubicle (read: cell) as possible.

This post features a collection of photos taken by Ian Hobson who claims that not one of these pics have been digitally manipulated, he’s created all of them by waving different coloured lights in front of cameras set on long exposure.

At least, that’s how I think he does this. The results are nothing short of mesmerising and should, even if it’s just for a minute or two, take your mind completely off the fact that it’s Monday.


















I have no idea how the hell he manages to get this right with no digital manipulation whatsoever. If he is waving lights in front of the lens then howcome he isn’t in these pics?

My best guest is that he fixes the lights to strings and swings them around. Any photographers out there wanna weigh in on how he does this?

More Monday escapism comin’ up at lunchtime Winking smile


2 Responses to “Escape Monday: Light Painting”

  1. February 14, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    Hallo there, I can confirm that these are photographs with no manipulation.

    Looking at the ones you’ve got here, a couple of the older ones were converted from RAW files, so saturation and brightness have been tweaked, these are the ones that look a bit grainy, my old camera was a noisy beast. But the majority here are all jpegs straight from the camera, not even RAW conversion. Check the EXIF data on the flickr pages for verification.

    And thank for the nice words 🙂

    All the best,


    • February 19, 2013 at 5:55 pm

      Nice one Ian! Thanks for stopping by and leaving that comment, means a lot.
      Really loved your work, awesome to know it’s 100% legit – you truly have a gift.
      Shine on brother 😉

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