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November 9, 2019 Cinclare Light Painting

 Return to Cinclare Sugar Mill-Paint it!


November 9, 2019
6:00 pm until 9:00 pm
Meet at McDonalds, Hwy 1, Brusly, La

November, 2017 LPS shutterbugs visited the Cinclare Sugar Mill across the Mississippi in Brusly, Louisiana. Some may recall this historic site which until a few years ago, was a hub of sugarcane production. This location offers the LPS members an opportunity to once again test their light painting skills.

lightpaint2In addition to the rustic structures, you will discover a small train engine, sugarcane gears, worn sidings and gates. Many club members are familiar with the tools required for successful light painting images. For all the first timers and those who may have forgotten a review of tools and such.

In addition to your normal camera gear, you will need a firm tripod with a secure head, remote shutter release, color gels and a strong flashlight. (Fresh batteries is a good idea.) I recommend reviewing your camera’s manual and reference the section that describes “BULB MODE.” It may have been awhile since you used this feature. Please be aware of other photographers as they may be painting and your light could interfere with their masterpiece. I also encourage photographers to work in pairs. This will allow one painter and one photographer as well as having an extra set of eyes in the dark unfamiliar area.

Tom and I visited the site and discovered that the site is once again nicely maintained. Nevertheless, bug spray is a good idea. While we have been granted permission to visit the site, in the interest of safety we are not allowed to enter any of the structures or buildings. Numerous hazards exist.

The plan is to depart at 6:00 pm from the McDonalds on Hwy LA.1 in Brusly. You will travel south along La. Hwy. 1 passing the Sugar Mill and Brusly H.S. A couple miles on the East side of the Hwy, you will discover the McDonalds. Here we will take a head count and review some of the light painting tips and possible photo topics within the sugar mill.

Please register early, for a fantastic adventure in photography.

Many Thanks to Drew Maciasz and his staff for granting permission to “Paint Cinclare Sugar Mill with Light.”

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