|Toadstool Hoodoos, Grand Stair-case Escalante ~ © Phillip Monson (click to enlarge)|
Canon 5D Mark III • EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II lens @ 35mm • f/3.2 • 30 sec • ISO 640
The light painting was done with a Brinkmann Dual Xenon Spotlight, which he bounced off the rocks to the side of him, in order to get more even coverage.
Below, is another image from Phill's beloved southwest desert area of Utah. It is in an area known as the "Devil's Garden" of the Escalante region. There was a gap between the foreground area and the tall hoodoos where he hid and pointed the Dual Xenon light at the ground, enabling him to get the even bounce light onto the hoodoos. [Editor's note: experienced light painters often employ this bounce or reflection technique to produce even lighting in close quarters, or use it to give directional lighting to objects hundreds of feet away. The reflected light also tends to warm and amplify the colors of these sandstone formations.]
|"Three Patriarchs", Grand Stair-case Escalante ~ © Phillip Monson (click to enlarge)|
Canon 5D Mark III • EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II lens @ 16mm • f/3.2 • 30 sec • ISO 640