One of the things I have always wanted to do was to paint by torchlight. I have seen many pictures of derelict buildings painted this way. Before heading off to the hills to “paint”, I decided to have a go using this tree next to the house. Small daughter was busy taking pictures on film for college of fairies (lots of pictures of girls in posh frocks with candles) so I decided to have have a play as well.
This first shot sort of gave me the basic idea, but the street lamp in the back ground was annoying. Time to move the camera.
This second shot was better I think as I had removed the unwanted lamp, but the glow was still there. I need to have a darker background for the next attempt. I admit that its also not the most interesting tree in the world but practice makes perfect & this was two minutes away from the house.