photography, Western Michigan University

Alvaro Tomas


Alvaro Tomas
Art 3470: Digital Photography 1
Digital Print

An experiment I did with blurred motion. I created the streaks of light using a slow shutter speed and moving around with battery powered lightbulbs. Initially, I was going for an effect that resembles lightning coming out of the ground, with added emphasis on the random and equally linear streaks of light.

6 thoughts on “Alvaro Tomas”

  1. I really like the use of light in this photograph. I think that the description really helps the viewer understand what the artist was trying to portray. I too, at first thought of lightening when I saw the picture. I like how the light has been used to make a lightening effect by the artist. I think that the linear qualities of this photograph bring the viewer in. I also like how the light is falling off the sides of the page, as lightening would be likely out a viewers perspective in a photograph.

  2. Most light drawing images don’t experiment with the plane of depth, which is what I enjoy about this photograph. You can feel the light, and whatever subject was carrying it, coming towards you as a viewer, which is really inventive and refreshing.

  3. I really like that you’ve done something different with light drawing. Ordinarily they stay within a plane, but it’s really cool to see the movement to and beyond the frame of the photo. I think the entire thing is very successful.

  4. What I really like about this image are the ghost images of the “lightning effects”. The motion that is captured. The setting of an empty street has an other worldly essence, like science fiction.

  5. Your use of lighting, besides the obvious light effect is phenomenal. The juxtaposition of the light streaks and the dramatic lighting of the background create an excellent contrast and dialogue with each other. The composition of the image is also very well done.

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