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XMas Blur | by Jamie Manley
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XMas Blur

A few weeks ago a friend and I were shooting in Tilden Park during sunset. We drove up to Inspiration Point in hope of catching sunset, but by the time we got there the sun was pretty much down and the temperature plummeted (relatively speaking - this is still California we are talking about here). From Inspiration Point we could see a gigantic Christmas tree lit up across the valley, so we decided to head down and check it out. The Christmas tree was located at the park's merry-go-round, and was indeed huge. Unable to get any interesting photos of the merry-go-round, I started to take some pictures of the christmas tree. After doing a traditional Christmas tree bokeh shot, I began to mess around with intentionally blurring the lights to create patterns. I am pretty pleased with the results, and I've formatted them as iPhone, iPad, and laptop wallpapers. View and download the wallpapers here: jamiemanley.blogspot.com/2011/12/christmas-tree-abstracts... Merry Christmas!

 

This shot was created by zooming my lens while the shutter was open.

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Taken on December 13, 2011