Landscape Light Painting at White Pocket, Arizona, USA, 2018
For this Light Painting I used my DJI Mavic Pro drone as a carrier for a light source – and I did crash it into the mountain right after that shot. Grrrrr
Anyhow it’s flying again – not as nice but can be of some use. The photo you see is 19sec single exposure, ISO 1600 with my manual 14mm F2.8 lens.
Horca del Inca, Copacabana at Titicaca Lake, Bolivia, 2019
Horca del Inca or Pachakata Is a pre-Incan astronomical observatory located on the Bolivian side of Lake Titicaca in Copacabana, a known area and departure base for most tours related to Inca culture. The megalithic work was wrongly named as “Inca Gallow” and only in the 70s, a researcher discovered its real purpose: solstice, the sunbeams light through the lintel of the thrilictic structure, marking the Ayamara New Year. 7 structures used to be in place for astronomical studies, this the last one remaining standing. In fact, Pachakata in Aymara language means “place to measure time”
The total exposure time of this Light Painting is 161sec. at ISO 100 using F6.3 on 24mm with the 24-105mm F4 Canon Lens.
Maryhill Stonehenge, Washington, USA, 2019
In the pursuit of a milky way shot at Maryhill Stonehenge in Washington upstate USA, Dan Chick and I played with the lens flare effect. Shooting the light at the right angle with the light intensity gave me this wonderful ‘W’ like lens flair shape I never seen before. But before shining the light into the camera, my friend Dan would light up the structure in red for just a few seconds. The entire procedure took 32 seconds ISO 1600, first at F9 for the red light and the flair and then the remaining time at F2.8 for the Milky way on my Laowa 12mm Lens.
Li River, Xingping, China, 2017
That’s my building / creating Light Painting sailing boats at the Li River in Xingping, China … In the Proces I created about 9 shots. What you see here is actually the very first attempt. I did not even wear black clothes yet. If you look closely you see that I had an orange shirt on. If the water was a little more still and not running the reflection would have come out a little more. Here its a great effect because the viewer understands its a river. See the article on “Use reflections in your photos”
The mountains on the other side of the river I lit up with a LED-Lenser X21.r.2.
The total exposure time is 132 sec. at ISO 1250 using F5.6 on 19mm with the 16-35mm F2.8 Canon Lens.
Castle Oybin, Saxony, Germany, 2019
What you see are the remains of the castle part of the structure on the hill in Oybin. There is a monastery and a castle on a 514m tall rock formation, build in the 13th century.
The ruins were lit up with the useful LED-Lenser MT18 and a smaller orange LED torch made by my friend Sven Gerard from Lichtkunstphoto. The total exposure time is 185 sec. at ISO 320 using F8 on the Laowa12mm F2.8 ZeroD.
Rakotzbrücke, Kromlau, Germany, 2016
What you see is a single exposure of 496 sec. at F4.0 on ISO 100, 33mm. The shot means actually quite a bit of running for me: first light up the left side of the lake, then run over to the left and shine the light to the right. After that, I ran all the way to the bridge and light the far back area of the lake. Done Bam! Photo ready 8)
Sounds very exhausting = is exactly that.
Okinawa, Japan, 2018
Is that a Seascape or Landscape Light Painting. As if that would matter. I love the place and the shot. A quick and simple Light Painting Swirl in the waters of Okinawa.
Do you want to explore the world of Light Painting from above? See Drone Light Painting by Gunnar Heilmann.
Landscape Photography is my longlasting desire to capture the moments of my travels. I get to see soooo many places on this beautiful planet so I really wanna share this with the people who care to see it. Combining it with light brings us Landscape Light Painting Photography.
Since I absolutely love the outdoors it comes naturally to bring light into every space I explore during my travels. Hiking for a few kilometers and bringing 10-20 kilos of equipment is not a rare occasion. Bringing Light Blades on top of a 4000m tall mountain is not normal but not far from my mind. Rather the opposite. I love these challenges. In one interview I would refer to one of my next dream projects to go to Antarctica. Yes that’s still on my list.
Here I take you on a trip around the planet to enjoy the most exciting places there are.