Playing with Light

Green house illuminated with flashlight from sides March 2022. I am learning how to improve my light painting skills. It is requiring a lot of practice for me to incorporate what I am learning. It certainly is a lot of fun, and the project is revving up my desire to create.
Sword Fern illuminated with flashlight from sides and top April 2022.
Fiddle Heads light painting with focus stacking April 2022.
Small tufa towers at Mono Lake frontal light 2015.


About Thomas Bethune

THOMAS ALLEN BETHUNE I have been interested in photography for most of my life. I started taking photographs with a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye camera when I was eight years old. My early subjects were trains and engineered structures as well as landscapes and family portraits. My interests and vision have matured, but the subjects that catch my eye continue to be of the same genre as my earliest visions. A neighbor man had a darkroom, and he showed me the basics of camera operation and darkroom processing. I took courses in art and photography in high school and college. I worked as an apprentice to a commercial wedding and event photographer, and I was in charge of a recreational dark room while I was in the military. As an adult, I earned a bachelor’s degree in photography from Humboldt State University. My experience with film formats included 35mm, 2 ¼”, and 4”x 5”. I exhibited at galleries near my home in Arcata California, and in Santa Fe New Mexico. All my current work is digital. I am scanning many of my legacy negatives and slides. I sometimes process and print the scanned negatives. I often post them on my blog. I process all of my prints with archival media. An award winning fine art photographer living in a redwood forest. BA Photography Director, Redwood Art Association, Eureka CA Co-curator, F Street Foto Gallery, Eureka CA
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2 Responses to Playing with Light

  1. Michelle White says:

    Wonderful images Tom! I look forward to more.

  2. It is a lot of work, but will eventually pay off. I never had the needed patience.

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