Saturday, November 6, 2010


Happy weekend everyone!
I hope you're all out there enjoying some free time with the ones you love.

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My three year old went to her first "kids from school" birthday party this morning. It was an absolute blast. The party was held at a Brunswick bowling alley where a group of wild 3 year olds attempted to bowl. Talk about comedy.
When the party got underway the bowling alley went into cosmic bowl mode. If you're not familiar with this, it's where black lights are turned on, regular lights are turned off, music plays, strobes lights swirl and everything glows neon.
This was going to pose a serious problem for taking some photos. Not one to let obstacles get in the way of a good photo opportunity, I tried to do a couple different thing to capture the glowing lights but just wasn't quite satisfied.
I tried working with slow shutter on the moving, dancing, laughing kids but nothing quite struck me.
Came home and went through all the photos and thought I had a total bust, until I saw the original version of this photo (you can see it and another potential post picture here). I thought about an option I had seen in Photoshop but had never played with. An option to make a regular photo neon.

And here you have it.

Nikon d40 kit lens
exposure 1/4sec
aperture f/4.5
ISO 800

Something a little fun, a little funky and of course my build on Scott's photo would be the connection between sports.

Tomorrow guest photographer Justin will be joining us. Stay tuned.


  1. Wow, so cool and groovy. The difference between the two photos is astounding. I love that the effect brought out what looks to be a more realistic color. Is this now closer to what you were actually seeing ?
    Bring on Justin I'll grab Monday ;o)

  2. Cheese and Rice !!!
    I my brain is so SLOW! I thought the above post was Sere. I thought while drinking my Coffee ":I really don't know enough about Sere - I had NO IDEA she has a almost 3 yr old daughter." DUUUHH !
    Great job Brandi! and I'll catch a photo for Tuesday !

  3. Excellent work B. I'm not sure what I would have done for this situation but I'm sure you handled it better.