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    HBW + HNY!!!!

    This shot is really quite easy. I just stood about 6' in front of the Christmas tree, set the camera to manual focus and selected the closet focus distance setting. Then, I zoomed out to the widest setting on my K10D's kit lens (18mm) and set the mode dial to Manual mode with f/3.5 aperture and 1/4 second exposure. Holding the camera at waist height with my right hand and the zoom ring on the lens with my left hand, I depressed the shutter while turning the camera body in a clockwise motion around the lens (rotation direction may vary depending on lens). This rotated the image while zooming in during the 1/4 second the shutter was open. Only took a couple of tries to get this shot. BTW, make sure any image stabilization is OFF or you will get wonky jerky bokeh trails!

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    1. wild table 64 months ago | reply

      really cool work! happy 2009!

    2. dakota.morrison 64 months ago | reply

      great technique. thanks for the lesson.

    3. MISS CHANCE 64 months ago | reply

      HAPPY NEW YEAR

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    4. keldemean 64 months ago | reply

      psychedelic bed spins
      awesome

    5. funston 64 months ago | reply

      Very nice!

    6. Ayoumali 64 months ago | reply

      what the crazy!

      reminds me of me washing my coloreds last night!

    7. MyArtistSoul 64 months ago | reply

      Nice!

      I just did something like this this past weekend (with a building further away at night and 2-3 sec exposure, but not as exciting as this) . It reminded me that, having only primes, I missed this trick in my 35mm days.

    8. robertschodterer 64 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called clique for friends and artists ( invite only ), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    9. Flickering Image 64 months ago | reply

      Impressive stuff!

    10. stephen_woolverton 64 months ago | reply

      let's see some of the wonky bokeh trails!

    11. Jadydangel 64 months ago | reply

      Coool thanks!! (They pretty much all looked like this last night... to me at least!! hehe!)

    12. atschussman 64 months ago | reply

      Very cool! I'll have to try that technique.

    13. Robert S. Donovan 64 months ago | reply

      Sorry. I deleted the outtakes :-(

    14. Michelle W Cole 39 months ago | reply

      cool, i'm gonna try this!

    15. ekmai 26 months ago | reply

      very cool

    16. australianpolicyonline 12 months ago | reply

      Thanks from Australian Policy Online. This pic is on APO's home page (with attribution) for a few days from 10 April 2013. See www.apo.org.au/ (illustrating an article called 'Financialisation and globalisation: permament reverse or cyclical downturn?). Thank you for listing your image with a Creative Commons license.

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