Camping trips are usually associated with such visually pleasing activities as watching fire and starry sky, but on our outing to Painted Canyon (aka Mecca Hills), California, we had a rather artsy experience – light painting. It’s a photographic technic that uses a light source for “painting” (illuminating certain parts with certain colors) or “drawing” while the camera captures the scene at a prolonged exposure time. Ramon thought of it as soon as he saw a small light with red laser pointer on my key chain. It was of course very different from watching fire, because we were actively creating the imagery, but the other hand it lacked immediacy, as we couldn’t appreciate the result fully until we saw the photos on a bigger screen. However, it didn’t stop us from being engaged with light painting for most of the evening
Here, I became fire spirit.
Don was about to start flying with his multiple arms that emitted electric pulses…
and then he became a pure spirit after separating from the shady and sketchy alter egos.
Meanwhile, I was fighting with the Devil himself.
Despite his tricky rasteira (a movement in capoeira used to sweep or pull an opponent’s leg in response to a kick), I still won…
and became a god of lighting!
So, this is what happens when naturists turn into artists 😉 We also had an amazing hike in Mecca Hills, but the report will come as a separate post.
The next opportunity for body art, even though it will be a very different experience, is next week already – “New York Naked Painting Party – World Tour Kick Off!” – see you there?