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Old Dec 21, 2010, 5:46 PM   #1
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Last month's challenge topic was such a good one and I didn't quite have an opportunity to try everything I wanted to. I managed two different ways of creating light trails - zooming the lens and moving light combined with trailing sync flash. So last week I took some pictures of moving objects - cars on a road. Some of the results surprised me. Here's a few that I thought were rather fun, all taken with the K7 and DA 55-300 mounted on a tripod.





This next one was unexpected, and I wish I had framed it differently. I think it was a truck or a bus or something fairly large that created these light-trails and I'm sorry I cut off the right side. I didn't think about running lights on the top of large vehicles when I was shooting, something I'll try to take into account next time I try something like this again.



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Cool shots, you did something I have wanting to do for years
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Kinda looks like sections of TRON....well kind of anyway, Fun pics Frank
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Very cool pics! The second and third are my favorites.
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Old Dec 21, 2010, 10:42 PM   #5
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I hadn't thought of Tron when I took them, but you are right, there's a bit of Tron feeling to them. I'd like to shoot some more of these, keeping some things in mind (keep an eye out for trucks). It's very easy to do them - all it takes is a tripod and a long shutter speed.
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And just in time for the sequel!!!
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Ya, Tron is a good call...

Looks like fun, mtngal...!
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Old Dec 22, 2010, 9:48 PM   #8
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Thanks, these type of shots are both easy and a bit hit-and-miss. I can't predict how they'll come out (the first one was really a surprise), I just saw traffic coming and pushed the shutter.
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mtngal, great light trail effect, I suppose you woke up very early just to take those shots
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I'd love to say that I was that dedicated to photography, but the truth of the matter is that the gym I normally work out in didn't open until 7 last week, so I spent my normal work-out time either working or looking for photo opportunities.
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