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Old Dec 23, 2008, 8:54 PM   #1
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These are also from my trip to the botanical garden a few nights ago. (Lousy weather has kept me from going out and shooting some of the other holiday lights.)
This beautiful little chapel is made entirely of light ...straight out of camera...crop and resizing...a touch of sharpening

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Old Dec 23, 2008, 8:57 PM   #2
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Looking up at the center of the chapel meant the lights gave some illusion of depth and even a hint of movement. I decided to play with this movement feel by using a barrel distortion filter, then applying a radial blur with the spin set a only 3% while protecting the center 22%

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Old Dec 25, 2008, 7:53 PM   #3
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Very pretty, Paul. I haven't had much luck capturing the lights around here. I keep waiting too late in the night and never seem to have my tripod with me.

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I really like the first shot, Paul, but I don't care too much for the second. It is too confusing for my old brain to figure out!

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I really like the first shot, Paul, but I don't care too much for the second. It is too confusing for my old brain to figure out!

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I liked it a lot better a couple of nights ago when I did it than I do now. I was trying to use the distortions to increase the impression and depth and the spin blur to give the illusion of heavenly movement.

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