Pinball


For those interested in how my PAD 171 from June 20th was made I’ve put together some making of information. The pinball machine is nothing other than a metal fruit holder I borrowed from our kitchen. It’s held up by a superclamp. To simulate the pinball’s perspective I used a fisheye lens. On a full frame camera this results in a circular image.
The light trails are made with a torchlight that shines into an aluminium sheet. The technique’s called painting with light. After a few tries I got the trails I wanted. In Photoshop I added masked Solid Color layers in Color Blend Mode to get the neon colours. In the end I used Liquify to fill in the corners because I didn’t want to crop away too much from the sides.

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  1. Thierry

    That is awesome!

    Sep 21, 2009 @ 13:06

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