Sam wanted to do some lightpainting with lightsabers and my bottom driveway hosted what happened.  As with other lightpainting, the images don’t receive postprocessing.  Sam had picked up some colored wands reminiscent of usher’s wands.


I was impressed that Sam could pull off a lightpainting photobomb.

The other key item was the addition of lightsabers yielding the following simple long exposure.


This was a rare shot in this sequence where neither I fall over nor does Dave look like he's dropping the lightsaber.

When we saw how Dave was cut out from the saber wipe we opted to try to extend that.  Technique-wise, Dave stood still and I did a wash with the wand behind him.


I like how the light appears to cut a plain through him.

I probably deleted more shots than I should have but the following was the “best”.  Some had more energy to them but weren’t nearly as clean.  This should be revisited.


There was one with me taking a cell call in the middle.

After Dave left the shots got much more limited as we no longer had the 3rd set of hands.  In previous attempts at lightwriting we ran into a problem of writing backwards.  These shots came down to our ability to write backwards but a simpler solution popped up: mirror the image from left to right.


I was cool and wrote 'justice' with mine.

We’ve still got a long way to go before matching these folk but we’ll get there.

Atlatlry: I’m going to answer the age old question.  What do 6 retards looking for an atlatl dart look like?  Something like this. The one or the left threw the atlatl further than the dart.  The 3rd from the left was proud he got his dart beyond the caution tape.  The final fellow realized that the further back he leaned, the further it went to the point where only a ninja move from Dave P. prevented someone’s nose from being picked with a dart.

So, it’s 11:00 PM, I need to stay up late to fuck up my sleep schedule for the weekend, I just got a bunch of avocados and a GPS unit, what to do? Make salsa, call Dave and try to spell words using the GPS-trace function of Microsoft Streets and Trips 2007. This wonderful function allows you to trace where you’ve been so you can either backtrack when you’re lost or spell condescending adjectives in areas with grid streets. Here was our first attempt.


That took about 20 minutes and one day we hope to do an opening line of Shakespeare or something equally Byzantine.