I think some of the coolest images coming out of the Vivid Light Festival, 2014, have been ones with light trails. I was walking along the north side of Sydney Harbour along the boardwalk when I saw that the ferris wheel was running in Luna Park. I new it would be perfect for creating light trails and if I could I would try to get the Sydney Harbour Bridge involved. I managed to get my camera high enough to see over the fence and get the Bridge in it as well as the city CBD. I also liked the red and white lighthouse structure on the left so I put that in too! Maybe next time I’ll take a ride and see the city from the top of the ferris wheel 🙂

I think over the next week or so I will make it my priority to capture more moving light images as these have been my favourite kinds.

Software Used:

OnOne Perfect Effects – An amazing Filter program to stylise your images. Comes as a standalone filter program which can also be launched from Lightroom, Photoshop or Aperture.

Topaz DeNoise 5 – A really powerful noise reduction software add-on. Get a 15% discount on all Topaz software use discount code LukeZemePhotography

– Adobe Photoshop CC used to layer, mask, make adjustments plus much much more. The Photoshop Photography plan allows you access to Photoshop and Lightroom for $9.99/month, definitely worth checking out.

Editing Techniques:

I used a technique called Luminance masking. This is done using a set of images from dark to light. Check out these video tutorials on Luminance masks to learn how to do it.

Image Location:


View Vivid Ferris Wheel in a larger map

Thanks, Luke

Luke Zeme Photography 88x31 PHOTO OF THE DAY- Ferris Wheel
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

Camera

Sony A7R

Lens

Nikkor 14-24mm

Focal Length

14mm

Shutter Speed

3.2, 6.0, 8.0 & 13.0 second exposures

ISO

200

HDR info

Luminance masks

Date

28 May 2014

Time

8:30 pm

Location

Luna Park, Sydney Australia

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