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Old Sep 12, 2007, 7:45 AM   #1
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Well, this was taken back at Christmas time as an experiment. Hope it will be okay.

The EXIF data tells me it was a 25 sec shot, I don't remember it being that long, but.....

I turned off all lights in the room but the tree lights and then took the shot while moving the camera in circles. Except for the distracting background I thought it was an interesting shot.
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Old Sep 12, 2007, 9:41 AM   #2
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I like it. Good job.
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Old Sep 12, 2007, 9:11 PM   #3
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Interesting, you were able to control camera movement quite well.

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Old Sep 12, 2007, 9:35 PM   #4
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The room may be dark but it sure looks like the flash triggered sometime during that exposure. I like the pattern of the lights.

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....sure looks like the flash triggered sometime during that exposure...
Yes, it does, but the shadow of the treetop on the wall shows the light source to have been way off to the left! And it was a 25s exposure, the camera thought. Maybe 2.5s, and memory is better than exif data? But I count 10 small circles in the lights, so 25s, slowly, is probably right. What steady hands!

It's a remarkable shot with such beautifully defined small camera movement, showing artistically on the nearby lights, but too far away from the background, I suppose,to blur it more than the differential focus.
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Old Sep 13, 2007, 6:44 AM   #6
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Thanks, all. I realized after I'd left the house that there were two shots. The second one I'm posting is the one with all the lights out. This one had the light in the kitchen on. (Which was to the left, Alan.)
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I like this photo a lot. It really enhances the colors of the Christmas lights - they would be little dots of color instead of bold zigzags.


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Great photo, very cool effect.
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Thanks, lapstake and flutelady. I want to try more this Christmas.
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Very cool, nhmom. I like the blurred color patterns at the bottom of the picture.
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