Interesting Photo of the Day: Perfectly Lit Abandoned House

Taking photographs in the dark is a challenge in itself. However, if you are creative enough, the same challenge can be taken as a beautiful opportunity. When using the light painting technique to take photos in the dark, it’s like the scene in front of you is a blank canvas you can paint on. In the following image, photographer Jack Loughran did something quite interesting in the genre: he used a drone for light painting purpose, and the result is just spectacular.

light painting an abandoned house

“Light Painting an Abandoned House in Ontario, Canada” by Jack Loughran (Via Reddit. Click image to see full size.)

The image is a 20-second exposure that Loughran shot on a Nikon D750 with a 20mm lens at f/6.3 and ISO 100. But the most interesting aspect of this image is how he lit the house. While it’s tough to imagine him lighting an entire house using a continuous light from that height, he actually did it. He achieved the lighting on the house using two Lumecubes mounted on a drone. How cool is that?

The haze and the colors of the ambient light complement the image very well and give a perfect spooky feeling. Also, the different levels of lighting that we can see on the image are quite satisfying. They add a sense of depth to the image and add to the mood.

It’s fair to say that Loughran didn’t just take an image here; he created a work of art.

Like This Article?

Don't Miss The Next One!

Join over 100,000 photographers of all experience levels who receive our free photography tips and articles to stay current:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

New! Want more photography tips? We now offer a free newsletter for photographers:

No, my photos are the best, close this forever