Painting with a Flashlight

Following on from my previous post, a group of us found ourselves at the Bean at night and with a flashlight in my bag we started playing around.  One fo the guys had brought his son along and we gave him the flashlight to illuminate his face from below.  Then we started trying other things with the flashlight.  Initially we tried playing it on other surfaces to paint on them but this was not very effective with the ambient light.  Then it was time to try writing with it.

I started with my name as you will see above.  Rob is pretty easy to do when you are writing backwards.  Shielding the light with my hand between strokes of the letters worked pretty well.  However, as the words got longer, it became harder to keep visualized on what the letters should look like from this side.

I got the hang of it – after screwing a few up but hey, it’s digital – and managed to get a couple of different captions.  They looked okay on the back of the camera but they look better on the computer screen.  We also did one that was a message to our missing comrade but that one was not on my camera so you will have to search Facebook to find where someone else posted it!

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