#POP2021 #PedalOnParliament #LightTheWay #TheTimeIsNow

As we posted previously, on Saturday the 24th of April, we are asking all of our Pedal on Parliament supporters around Scotland to join us in shining the light on active travel – one of the key answers to our climate crisis. 

Painting with light in a long exposure photograph can be so much fun and can make a really powerful image. All you need is a camera or smartphone, something to keep it steady like a tripod or a cradle, a night setting or long exposure, and a light to paint with.

Montage of long-exposure light photographs
Photos (l-r): Cassie Boca / PaintingValley.com / 2020pv / Petapixel / Techie Crypto / Brian Hart

This fairly in depth how-to guide is useful, but experimenting is also a good way to go. Practice definitely makes perfect when painting with light.

Alternatively, if you’re feeling a bit pent up from a winter of lockdown, you can trace your message in another way with a bit of Strava art (other ride-recording apps are available).

Image drawn using a GPS trace on a map
Strava art by: Lenny Maughan

Don’t forget our key messages:

 

THIS MACHINE FIGHTS CLIMATE CHANGE

and 

THE TIME IS NOW 

But, within that, the sky – and your imagination – is the only limit.

Once you’ve created your image (which you can do in advance), please share any footage and images with us – we’ll be doing a social media blitz all weekend and also putting together a short video of all the actions across Scotland, so make sure you have permission to share any images and are happy for us to use them in this and future campaigns – you can let us know your plans on press@pedalonparliament.org

And share it all over social media with these hashtags: 

#POP2021 #PedalOnParliament #LightTheWay #TheTimeIsNow

Finally, as it’s the Holyrood elections on May 6th, please do share your images – and your concerns – with your local candidates to the Scottish Parliament so they know what matters to their local voters.

Shine a Light (part 3): Light drawings