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Old Jun 1, 2011, 7:29 PM   #21
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Phil,

The fz40 just has burst on / burst off. No unlimited option available.
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UJ can you please elaborate the reason of 60 sec exposures? Like what do you want to shoot?
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Hi XH,

I'm glad you asked, I will have a friend of mine play an indoor gig next month. I will try to get some good shots of the lights and performers. Welcome to any ideas and suggestions!!!
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@Mick, I was wondering how you did the the light painting in pic #6 "the orb in the trees". Is it photo shopped or is it a special trick? Because it was taken early in the morning.
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Hi Folks,

Just tested on FZ40 close up pics. from my garden. Welcome to idea & suggestions. Thx.


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@Mick, I was wondering how you did the the light painting in pic #6 "the orb in the trees". Is it photo shopped or is it a special trick? Because it was taken early in the morning.
UJ, there's no photoshopping there - it's a single shot. It was shortly before dawn, and somebody went into the middle of the trees and spun the orb while the rest of us took a position with our tripod around the outside.

To do the orb: place a coin or similar marker on the ground. Take your light source on the end of a wire and start to spin it in vertical circles so it passes just over the coin and goes as straight as possible. Meanwhile, you slowly step sideways and eventually you walk in a tight circle right around the marker until you complete the full circle in around 30 seconds or so.

As long as there's reasonable darkness, you won't see the person - if the orb isn't completed, you will notice their silhouette.
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Mick,

Thanks for your detail explanation. Here's my quick tried an orb. Forget me I'm not a good spinner. Will try to do with background scene sometimes. Again, thanks for sharing the technique.

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