Wednesday Photo Nights #17 : Wedding Messages in Antigua, Guatemala

I love long frame photography. There is something to be said for those effects that you get when you open the lens and let nature and light do their things! As part of the wedding week, we wanted to do some wedding messages in Antigua hence we lit up some Chinese Paper Lanterns and sent them off to the sky. Getting these puppies in the air, isn’t as easy as you think, especially if there is a lot of wind!

Things didn’t necessarily go to plan, as you can tell from the lantern that fell to the floor and imploded. When these things go up in flames, they definitely … go up in flames!!

However, things do go right and you get to make your wishes on those floating lanterns. I also love starlight photography!! When you open the shutter, you can always get some inventive and funny creations!

Our spelling seemed to have taken a turn for the worse … and the drawings got progressively funnier and a bit pornographic!!

Have you done any travel open shutter photography? Would love to see your examples!!!

About Rishiray

Rishi Sankar is a Cloud HRMS Project Manager/ Solution Architect. Over the past 15+ years, he has managed to combine his overwhelming wanderlust with a desire to stay employed, resulting in continuing stints with 3 major consulting firms (IBM, Deloitte, Accenture). He documents his adventures around the world on "Ah Trini Travelogue" with pictures and stories from the road/tuk-tuk/camel/rickshaw. You can follow him on Twitter at @rishiray and on Facebook at "Ah Trini Travelogue . He doesn't like Chicken Curry but loves Curry Chicken and is always trying to find the perfect Trinidadian roti on the road. He also doesn't like cheese and kittens ... and definitely not together. E-mail from his blog is appreciated like a 35 yr old Balvenie at

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