Christmas #25

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PhotoInference asked how I make these...

The ones with thin lines like this--focus about 1/2 meter from Christmas tree (you do need to focus or else too much light gets in), ISO 100, f/22, 30 second exposure. I either wave the camera around with my arm, or in this case I just hung it from my neck and walked around the tree.

For the ones with thick lines like the previous post--ISO 800 or 1000, f/2.8, 1/2 to 2 second exposure.

Clearly a key is having 2200 multicolored lights on the tree. There's a freakin' explosion of light everywhere. I also increase contrast to get rid of the light dust in the dark spaces. (Explore)

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  1. peggyhr 65 months ago | reply

    Superb! Congrats on explore!

  2. Andre Vautour 2 [deleted] 65 months ago | reply

    hey, sweet shot...i've got a similar one!

    Chaos

  3. kelsey.md 65 months ago | reply

    haha, i was playing around with pictures like this just the other day, they're fun. :D

  4. artist101 65 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Struck By A Rainbow, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  5. artist101 65 months ago | reply

    art award
    STRIKING IMAGE!
    please tag with:
    struckbyrainbow

  6. _kimmg_ 65 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Colour Mania, and we'd love to have this added to the group!


    From a fan of Colour Mania
    This image deserves a Colour Mania Award

  7. tauras101 65 months ago | reply

    art award
    STRIKING IMAGE!
    please tag with:
    struckbyrainbow

  8. eduardoizq.tumblr.com 64 months ago | reply

    I absolutely love this! Big fan.

  9. respiraelviento 45 months ago | reply

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  10. IngaPlinga77 45 months ago | reply

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  11. jjjj56cp 45 months ago | reply

    looks like a big bunch of glowing silly bands.......

    nice light effects

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  12. Maggggie 45 months ago | reply

    Nice! Reminds me of Silly Bands :)
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  14. Shristina 45 months ago | reply

    very creative! i have done the camera motion thing too but it doesnt compare to your set at all, well done!

  15. Ania.Photography - travelling 40 months ago | reply

    great creativity, lovely show of lights and colors.

  16. Marian Dominique 39 months ago | reply

    This is lovely--now looking forward to experimentin'!

  17. gnfti 38 months ago | reply

    Kevin,

    I used your image for a blog post:
    kingsoflastnight.com/2011/03/get-to-know-us-better/

    Thank you and keep up the good work!

    Best,

    Paul G. Hunt
    Kings Of Last Night

  18. Jim Purcell 34 months ago | reply

    This photo has great impact.

  19. kreuju 29 months ago | reply

    using your vibrant image in a prsnt on innovation! Thanks.
    @kreuj

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