Category Archives: Light Painting

Duffy Daffs II in The Hague

Duffy Daffs II, originally uploaded by Hugo Baptista.

Location: The Hague, South Holland, the Netherlands
Date: May 2, 2013
Copyright and comment: Hugo Baptista

It has been two months since I last went out at night to paint with light. A “lighter’s block” I called it. Maybe it was fear of not ever feeling the same buzz as in the beginning or that I was failing in repetition. Silly fear, because there is never a buzz or a photo alike. I must never forget how therapeutic it is to light-paint in nature. This spring started cold and dry like the winter preceding it so it took awhile before the beautiful Daffs of Clingendael in The Hague blossomed. The park is covered in thousands of them mostly on the sides of water canals running through it.

Editor’s note: Here is a photo from the same spot in 2012: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hugobaptista/7022580273/
– and here is the wikipedia entry on light painting: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light_painting

Star Trails and Daffodil Fields

Star Trails and Daffodil Fields, originally uploaded by mfakphoto.

Location: Skagit Valley, Washington State
Date: March 30, 2013
Copyright and comment: Mary Austin-Keller

The Pacific Northwest is a beautiful part of the country and we have fantastic daffodil and tulip fields in the Skagit Valley of Washington State. The winter and spring weather, however is usually overcast and rainy. But Mother Nature surprised us one night with a completely clear evening and night! After photographing the gorgeous daffodils at sunset, I stayed to watch the stars come out to play and dance against the night sky. A rare treat for March in Washington.