Dizzy moon

Dizzy Moon

Piece description from the artist

I call this one Dizzy Moon for what may or may not be obvious reasons. But the title came only as I was finishing up my processing. In actuality, I had no real goal in mind when I shot it outside of creating an abstract. Well, that is not entirely true. I guess I wanted to play around and see what I could see. That in itself is a goal. You gotta try new things – that is when the "a ha!" moments occur.

So what is it? This is a long exposure of a laser pointer on a white folded piece of foam core in a dark room. I stood there taking shot after shot waving the laser around creating lines, shapes, dizzy circles, and even words. And I must admit, the theme from Star Wars did run through my head a few times while I was shooting! (cue the light saber sound effects)

I chose this photo out of the scores I shot because I love the organic feel of the light oval. And once the image color was inverted, it was also reminiscent of a moon rising above the ocean. That was a happy surprise – another "a ha!" moment. I added a bit of texture to minimize the digital noise from the long dark exposure and did a small amount of exposure correction. Simple and fun.

Day 350 of my 365 photo a day project.

Other works by Scott Norris

About Scott Norris

Milwaukee, WI

Emotion. Mood. Feelings. This is what I capture through my photographs. Whether it is landscapes, architectural elements, still life, or macros – it is a very personal journey as my own fears, triumphs, beliefs, and shortcomings are exposed with each photo.
Much of what I shoot is done spontaneously without preconceived thought or plan. I let what is around me dictate what is photographed.
And the shooting is only the first step – a jumping off point. I take the raw images and create what I see in my mind’s eye. Coaxing out textures present in the shot – sometimes adding them. Enhancing the contrast of light and dark to create the mood and emotions I felt and feel. In the end, it’s all about listening to my heart and mind and creating a visual representation of what I feel the moment the shutter is released.
I'm a native Texan currently living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with my lovely wife and son.

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