Bruce Munro's Field of Lights

Bruce Munro is a UK-based artist who specialises in light based installations, one of his recent works includes the Field of Lights which is an incredible light installation which is temporarily installed within the Northern Territory, set against Uluru as a backdrop. The installation consists of some 50,000 handmade glass spheres which are each connected to a hub projector, with sets of spheres clustered into groups. The installation is solar-powered, turning on at certain times of the night (e.g. ~4am – 7:30am, ~7pm – 11pm), and in addition each cluster changes color as you can see in the images below.

The installation looks incredible viewed from the sand dunes, but as you walk closer there is a horseshoe based walkway which allows you to walk through the installation to soak it all in. The reality is that no photos do the installation justice!


How it was Taken:

The images were captured using a Nikon DSLR, and a few different lenses. The longer shots were taken with a Nikon 24 – 120mm lens, whilst the closer shots were taken using a Nikkor 10.5mm fisheye lens. In almost all cases the images were captured using a high ISO (e.g. 6400) since tripods were not allowed within the art installation itself. Images were also processed using Lightroom, and Topaz Labs DeNoise software to reduce noise. Some panoramas were stitched using Autopano Giga.


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