Relativity and photography

The theory of relativity states that the perceived speed of an object is relative to other speeds of other objects--there is no absolute speed per se.

 

In this case, even though the carousel is going at a nice slow speed for the kids, we can make it seem like a hellish tornado of movement by just making the camera go slower through a long exposure.

 

By NOT using a tripod, the nonlinearities in my muscular control lead to chaotic-like variations in the circles, which add to the organic and emergent nature of the image...

 

Plus, orange light is cool.

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Taken on November 7, 2009