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Darren Pearson
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Killer cake seeks revenge

Location: Mt. Pinos - Frazier Park, CA

more at www.dariustwin.com
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Happy Easter!
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Rainbow Plesiosaur

Location: Torrey Pines State Beach - San Diego, CA

Settings: F5.6, ISO 200, 292 second exposure.

This is a bit different from my other light-fossil work, this is the first one where I've used the full color spectrum.

The reason behind this is that I've been working on a new light-pen tool with the help of a 3d printing space in LA to make a light-pen that can toggle through colors of the rainbow with the click of your thumb as you draw - without changing writing tools or fidgeting with awkward buttons.

There's a long road ahead toward the goldilocks model of this tool, but it's well on it's way and you can start to see some of it's progress here. Very excited to share more about this project soon.

See it large and print options here: http://shop.dariustwin.com/Light-Fossils/i-NTPd266/A
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DAILY LIGHT LEAK - 3/24/15: Reaching Out

Location: Sunken City - San Pedro, CA

Settings: (Hacked Holga 120 cam) ISO 400 film, ~200 second exposure.

It's not often that I spend more money on developing film than buying the camera, but that was the case with this Holga 120 cam I used to create this image.

This was the riskiest shot I took that night - after viewing the frame, I thought the cliffside peak would be the best spot for my character but soon realized how sketchy it was as I was climbing the brittle structure hanging about 80ft over the rocky shore below. I like how both a helicopter and a ship are visible on the horizon and you can scarcely see my shadow behind the skeleton figure.
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DAILY LIGHT LEAK - 3/20/15: Par 6 on the Devil's Golfcourse

Location: Devil's Golfcourse - Death Valley, CA

Settings: (Composite of 2 images) Light art at F8, ISO 100, 192 second exposure; Stars at F2.8, ISO 3200 for 15 seconds.

Gear: Canon 6D, Canon 24-70mm lens, 190x Manfrotto tripod, remote shutter control, TCB RGB-pen, and Light-pen.

The funny story about this image is that it truly began back in Columbia Missouri when I stayed at a friend's house - someone at the house had a coffee cup with an old graphic of this little devil character about the size of a button on its side. He looks happy here in Death Valley.

My camera on the other hand, was not feeling the hot day/night weather - there was some noise to deal with in this image.
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DAILY LIGHT LEAK - 3/13/15: Stego Beach

Location: El Matador Beach - Malibu, CA

Settings: (Variable F-stop) F8-2.8, ISO 100, 356 second exposure.

Gear: Canon 6D, 24-70mm lens, 190x Manfrotto tripod, remote shutter control, LED Lenser P7QC, and Light-pen.

Back at my favorite beach in Los Angeles, the rocky shores of El Matador.

From here, you're far enough away from the city to see some stars, yet close enough to civilization to get some yellow light beaming onto the rocks from nearby (largely unoccupied) beach houses of the rich and famous.

Last night was note-worthy due to the 80+ degree weather during our so-called winter. It was a good time to hit the beach.
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Two-tone Styracosaurus

Location: Bodega Bay, CA

Settings: (Composite) Light art at F8, ISO 100, 250 second exposure. Stars at F2.8, ISO 3200, 15 seconds.

More info on this shoot at: www.dariustwin.com
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Wormhole

Location: Red Rock Canyon, CA

Settings: (Composite of 120 images) Stars stacked at F2.8, ISO 3200 30 seconds each - Light art at F8 ISO 100, 377 second exposure.

This spot has Sci-fi written all over it.

View large and print options here: http://shop.dariustwin.com/Aliens/i-mvXtCfd/A
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DAILY LIGHT LEAK - 3/26/15: Ultra-violence

Location: Badwater Basin - Death Valley, CA

Settings: F11 at ISO 100, 608 second exposure.

Blue hour in Death Valley is a great time to photograph and I selected Badwater Basin for it's notoriously cracked and flat expansive surface. Because this area is basically a huge deep bowl, it gets incredibly hot in the summer and even in Winter when we were shooting it was around 90 degrees out!

This translates to: not good for camera sensors. I had a difficult time cleaning up some of the noise for this exposure that took nearly ten minutes to shoot. That said, I'm pretty stoked on this ultra-violent creation.

print options here: http://shop.dariustwin.com/Shiny-Bones/i-Q6FWpMf/A
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DAILY LIGHT LEAK - 3/23/15: Rainbow Skull

Location: Leo Carrillo Beach - Malibu, CA

Settings: F3.5, ISO 100, 189 second exposure.

Gear: Canon 6D, Canon 24-70mm lens, 190x Manfrotto tripod, remote shutter control, and modified Light-pen.

The California coast is riddled with mysteries waiting for the curious to explore. We found this little cave spot just after sunset - it was a nice relief from the high winds!

I got to put my recently fixed light-pen to work - here I substituted the old LED with an led that fades the color spectrum. It was a different style than my usual quick light-lines and I was forced to be more strategic with color fades and shapes here.
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DAILY LIGHT LEAK - 3/19/15: Impala

Location: Death Valley, CA

Settings: F7.1, ISO 100, 352 second exposure.

Gear: Canon 6D, Canon 24-70mm lens, 190x Manfrotto tripod, remote shutter control, TCB RGB-pen, and Light-pen.

Just got back from a trip out to Death Valley and the wild flowers are in bloom everywhere around the park, it's definitely worth checking out! Here's an Impala I light-painted during blue hour just west of Furnace Creek. Been digging the new track by Tame Impala 'Let it Happen' lately.
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DAILY LIGHT LEAK - 3/12/15: Dukes up Orion

Location: Anza Borrego Desert, CA

Settings: (Composite of 2 images) Light art at F8, ISO 100, 161 seconds; Stars at F2.8, ISO 3200 for 15 seconds.

Gear: Canon 6D, 24-70mm lens, 190x Manfrotto tripod, remote shutter control, TCB RGB-pen, and Light-pen.

The last time I visited this spot, I saw the moon rise just above this hill and thought to myself 'Now is my chance to do an idea I've had for a while - turn the moon into an eye'.

Returning to the same place a year later, I saw a different opportunity - it was like some sort of final boss in an imaginary light-painting video game.. I'm not sure how one knocks out the stars, but if you could, maybe it would look like this.
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    film and digital media, 2001 - 2005
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