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Canon
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Canon EOS 7D
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71/1 second
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28 mm
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400
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May 21, 2010, 12:33:49 PM
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Phoenix Down by Dennis-Calvert Phoenix Down by Dennis-Calvert
I went to Bangor Cave last night with some friends. During the 1930's this place was a night club. In the 50's the federal government purchased it for use as a bomb shelter. Now the cave is covered wall to wall with graffiti and there's not a trace of the dance floor that was once there.

straight out of the camera | circle tool and steel wool
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:iconchambersnake:
Chambersnake Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
I'd like to leave a lengthy paragraph of praise, but right now I'm too busy trying to find my lower jaw. It promptly dropped off upon seeing this. Damn, where is it?!?
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SilverCicada Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
That isn't too far north of where I live. How have I never heard about this place? FIELD TRIP!!! I love the illumination on the roof. It looks like liquid fire.
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Silveraxe Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing!! Straight out of a sci-fi story!!
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Cobra-ss Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
I love the apocalyptic feel this has, like a devil has arrived on earth.
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eloravalkyrie Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
lol you're a final fantasy guy. phoenix down. :P
i am in complete love with light painting, so when i found your gallery
i was in heaven. haha.
seriously amazing work. its nice to see a photographer with actual talent.
:)
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:icondennis-calvert:
Dennis-Calvert Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
thanks!
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posts Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Great work!
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mirapakai Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
wow ... amazing ... I get the circle affect but wondering about how you use the steel wool ? do you use it on the negative or during the development of the snap ? I am very curious..... Can you shed some light on the process ?
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:icondennis-calvert:
Dennis-Calvert Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
It's caught on fire during and flung about during the exposure.

Here's some info about it
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:iconpasov:
PASOV Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
what do you mean steel wool ?
I mean, did you burn like 10m of wool to get that volcano aspect ?

anyway, very nice !
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:icondennis-calvert:
Dennis-Calvert Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
It's just one pad of steel wool caught on fire and flung in every direction.
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:iconpasov:
PASOV Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
amazingly done
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catsagecat Featured By Owner May 28, 2010   Photographer
You have been featured here: [link] =)
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cazador24 Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Student Filmographer
you better believe it, bucko, the insistence of not using photo manipulation by light painters is pretty much key to this art form. anybody could get on PS CS5 and digitally create something like this...the difference is that light painters don't need software, but only the light, bare tools, and environment necessary to create their painting, and in turn, to leave us dumbfounded as to how they did it. :)
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Dennis-Calvert Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
well said.

it took an hour to drive to the cave. we shot for four hours and then an hour back home. it still would have taken longer using CS5. :)
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cazador24 Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Student Filmographer
unique!!! i like how you played the history into this piece...i can technically see the night club, bomb shelter, and chaos of the present graffiti all in one!
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:iconerabek:
erabek Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And you never use photoshop?
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:icondennis-calvert:
Dennis-Calvert Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
never ever. everything is straight out of the camera. no adjustments what so ever.
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erabek Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I find that VERY hard to believe...
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ruslanriad Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
lol ITS NOT.. THERE ON THE RIGHT.. were it says "Camera Data". it will tell was it photoshoped or not. well this one is not...
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UluvM3andIluvU Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
That looks great. And I would love to go dancing there (given that you're providing the lighting!)
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:icondennis-calvert:
Dennis-Calvert Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
you're on! :)
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tiboat8h Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
wicked
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shoottheclowns Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
Awesome shot! Very inspiring!
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XIII-Nightmare Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Student General Artist
'effin amazing D:
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Xanado Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
Simply amazing :)
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tackyshack Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
Badass. I think ISO 400 may have been a bit much here though. What do you think? Still badass!
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:icondennis-calvert:
Dennis-Calvert Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
Thanks Jeremy. Yeah, I had to compromise some aspects to get the room lit like I wanted.
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tackyshack Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
Oh I hear ya bro. We're all learning with this stuff. That's what's so great about it. We learn from each other as we all try to figure out this technique as most of this stuff has never been done before every time we open the shutter. Magic! Keep lighting up the night bro.
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AmeixKon Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Student Filmographer
That's awesome!!
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:icondennis-calvert:
Dennis-Calvert Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
thanks!
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:iconameixkon:
AmeixKon Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Student Filmographer
You're welcome! ^-^
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