These images were all taken at Copped Hall, Essex on a cold February evening.
We spent two or three hours playing with light in the grounds of an old house. Very experimental – and great fun.
blue dusk by john allen
blue dusk long exposure by john allen
A two minute exposure with a ‘big stopper’ to put some movement into clouds.
silhouette by john allen
Spot the person standing behind me with the flood lamp? This with the camera on a tripod and fired by a remote trigger.
lit tree by john allen
light painted folly by john allen
Two shots merged into one – one of the lit interior, the second ( you guessed it ) the lit outside of the folly.
Not a self-portrait! More a study in mono still-life.
A plastic skull with smoke added later in Photoshop.
All taken at this year’s London Lumiere event.
Having visited the West End last time ( 2016? ), this time we went to the area behind Kings Cross station.
Artificial lighting – not the easiest of subject to captures, but hopefully these images give you a sense of the spectacle!
london lumiere by john allen 01
london lumiere by john allen 02
london lumiere by john allen 03
london lumiere by john allen 04
london lumiere by john allen 05
A studio shot of this orchid – with one light through a soft box, a white reflector and a black backcloth.
I like the final image achieved with the simplest of lighting set ups.