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Old Jun 9, 2004, 11:06 AM   #1
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Ok, so the local library was sponsoring a beginner's square dance session where people were taught to "dance in the round" (go figure - square dance <-> dance in the round). I was shooting pictures for a DVD slideshow I was going to make of the dance and somehow, I can't remember how, I got this shot which seems to sum the dance all up :-)



Perhaps I should have stated that I was trying to go for this effect:?

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Old Jun 9, 2004, 11:16 AM   #2
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Interesting...

Maybe it is time for someone to buy you a fisheye lens?


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Old Jun 9, 2004, 11:39 AM   #3
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Thank god that is a still image and not moving. I would have thrown up otherwise.
Very interesting and creative. Well done.
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Old Jun 9, 2004, 11:47 AM   #4
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Nice shot. :-)
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Old Jun 9, 2004, 12:10 PM   #5
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ok...i've tried this..and i know how hard it would be to do this...but it would be an absolutely amazing shot if you could get the guy in the very middle of the picture in focus......you'd have to rig up some tripod that would spin like that though...cuz you wouldn't be able to move up down or sideways at all...

anyways....nice shot i like the spinning effect a lot
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Old Jun 9, 2004, 2:03 PM   #6
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You sure that shot didn't happen when you got dizzy watching everyone and you fell down?

It's an odd picture, but it's also an interesting one.
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Old Jun 9, 2004, 5:51 PM   #7
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digcamfan wrote:
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Maybe it is time for someone to buy you a fisheye lens?
I wish! I think that that will have to wait until I can afford a DSLR and assorted lenses for it. A year or two, perhaps...

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Old Jun 9, 2004, 6:09 PM   #8
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Thanks ferny, digcamfan, vito, jack, and barbara for taking a peek and commenting. I appreciate it!

Vito: It would be interesting to have a tripod head that allowed for rotation of the camera about the lens central axis. The effect could be dizzying to say the least, but I don't see how you'd get an in-focus central portion without some form of compositing multiple images.

Barbara: I can't remember how that photo came about. From the angle of the floor it sure seems as though it was a picture that I snapped by accident as I was moving the camera around. The exposure was for 1/15 second which, given the movement of the subjects, would have ensured blur effects for sure.
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Whoa.... Gettin a little dizzzzy....


Hehe, ok better now! This is such a sweet picture! Totally radical dude! I love that spinning effect, I dont think I've seen it done before!

Hah, and don't mind my teen lingo!
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Old Jun 9, 2004, 8:35 PM   #10
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Steady there, Jenni, wouldn't want you and your horse falling over a cliff because my picture made you dizzy!

As far as your teen lingo - no problem. I was a teen once and I've raised 3 of them, so I'm used to it :-)

I'm glad you liked the picture. To be honest, I've not seen this effect before either, and I don't think I could duplicate it again. Darn.
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