Friday was the beginning of a long weekend, but I was bored out of my gourd that night. I was tired from sitting around all day in what was an unusually slow day at work, and didn’t want to watch TV. I needed to get off my butt.
As I searched for something to do, I remembered I got some new batteries for my LED hoop, and I wanted to see if the batteries had a charge. I grabbed my LED hoop, loaded in the battery, and ta da!, a full charge. I decided to go outside and play.
A little back story: I had broke my first LED hoop, and I bought it from ElectricLifeStylz, who will fix your hoop if you bought it from them. I contacted them, they said they’d fix it, and I sent it back. Two weeks later, I received a new hoop. Apparently, the old one was broken beyond repair, so they sent me a new one. I am ok with that.
The LED’s are different in this new hoop, and I wanted to see what they look like. Friday was my test run for that.
As the evening grew darker, the colors of the hoop really started to show. I wanted to take things one step further by seeing how the lights looked during long exposure.
All I had outside with me was my iPhone, but luckily, I have an app called Slow Shutter Cam. You can take awesome long exposure photos with it with excellent control. I could delve into the photographic mechanics of it, but that’s more technical, and I want to keep things on hooping here.
Anyway, if you can, download the app and see what you can get! Here’s are some of the photos that I got.
Aww, heck….here are the settings I used on the Slow Shutter Can app, in case you want tot use them. It’s all about sharing, right?
- Capture Mode: Light Trail
- Light Sensitivity: Full (play with this one)
- Shutter Speed: 4 Seconds (worked best for me.)
Under the defaults, make sure you give your self enough of a countdown to get in place. I have mine set at 10 seconds before the shutter opens.
Let’s get to the photos!
I had so much fun, I didn’t realize that an hour had slipped by. My long and boring day took a colorful and fun turn at night. I packed up and went inside with a smile on my face.