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my wife and i

Roundshot self portrait of my wife and I. Was able to get her in the image twice by staying ahead of the rotation of the camera. The camera started the scan from the left side of the image, and as the lens passed my right arm she walked around behind the camera to the other side of me before the camera reached that point. That's why the expressionless pose,trying to keep as still as long as possible.

 

I had to slow down the rotation of the camera by adding a 10 stop nd filter and stopping down to f/22. This gave me an exposure time of 1 second with the (about) 200 degree shot taking 3.5 minutes. Otherwise the rotation is very fast, sometimes just a few seconds for a full rotation. you can see multiple waves caught in the background by the slow rotation

 

*edit......corrected earlier typo..stated f/stop at f/2 instead of f/22

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Taken on April 14, 2012