Danny Dunne, QPSA  

Kylies Hut by Danny Dunne, QPSA

January 2020 - Kylies Hut

About the Image(s)

Taken in November at night on a tripod and using a Torch for lighting.
Mobile phone used for inside lighting.

This hut was used by Australian author Kylie Tennant.
Destroyed by bushfire in December.

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9 comments posted

Renee Schaefer   Renee Schaefer
Fabulous shot. Your attention is drawn just where you want it to go. It is very sharp. The image makes me wonder who is in that cabin. I love the feeling that it leaves me with. How long of an exposure did you use?   Posted: 01/09/2020 14:09:37
Danny Dunne   Danny Dunne
This was a 30 second exposure. But when painting light with a torch it is more about how long you point the torch at any particular area. Its very much trial and error. Took about 20 shots over an hour to get this one.
Danny   Posted: 01/20/2020 21:46:55

Becca Cambridge   Becca Cambridge
Oh, no! Destroyed by the bush fire! Oh, what a shame. Glad you were able to save a bit of it. Interesting that a cell phone could throw that much light.
Nice job with the light paining. I'm always curious about how much light is used in light painting. Like are the trees lit by the torch or are they lit by the cell phone inside the cabin?
Will again refer to a recent lecture I heard. Not knowing who Kylies is, I might have given a little bit more info in the title. Like Kylie's midnight penning or burning the midnight old to reach publisher's deadline...well, something like that which might have given me an idea an author resided within.
Passing on ideas that may or may not be relevant.   Posted: 01/10/2020 10:08:09

Ata Kemal Sahin   Ata Kemal Sahin
(Group 74)
I applaud Kylie, I wouldn't dare stay in that house and am so sorry that bushfire destroyed this small hut. Our prayers are with Australia. Light is a great factor on this shot and what kind of cellphone did you use for interior lighting, it is too bright? It's a bit scary and mysterious. Good job Danny.   Posted: 01/12/2020 04:06:11
Danny Dunne   Danny Dunne
Just a stand small Samsung phone. Problem was, it was a 30 second exposure, so captured a lot of the light from the phone. It has already been toned down.
Thanks for your interest
Danny   Posted: 01/20/2020 21:49:10

Jon Allanson   Jon Allanson
The situation with the fires in Australia is terrible and I hope they have not directly affect you. Feel that it is important that images like this have been achieved so that there is a comprehensive record of what has been lost in the fires.
I think that this is great image, I like your positioning of 45 degrees on to the corner so that we see two sides of the hut, and have the trees on each side framing it. Having taken it at night and lighting up the interior, you have created an atmosphere covering the remoteness and isolation of it.   Posted: 01/12/2020 05:20:39

Jan van Leijenhorst   Jan van Leijenhorst
You did a beautiful job in exposing this just right. The tree on the left and right frame the cabin (what a shame that it is no longer there) effectively. They received just the right amount of light to see they are there without being a distraction.   Posted: 01/20/2020 14:37:05

Brad Ashbrook   Brad Ashbrook
Very cool image and the lighting is awesome! I wish (nothing you can do about it) the trees on the left were closer, would tighten up the composition a little.   Posted: 01/21/2020 09:41:43

Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
So sorry for the loss of Australians, and my condolences. Photography captures a place and time, and hopefully will keep a memory of this history.

I admire your diligence in trying to get this shot! Wow, 30 trials? The soft light is beautiful, and the image portrays nighttime as it would normally look if there was someone in the cabin.

What a great memorial.   Posted: 01/21/2020 11:14:11