Peggy Reeder  

Bling by Peggy Reeder

November 2019 - Bling

November 2019 - Peggy Reeder


About the Image(s)

This is a nighttime shot of a store window. I used a tripod and set the shutter speed to 3 seconds. Then, during those 3 seconds, I slowly turned the zoom lens. This created the streaks of light. Vickie, who used to be a member of this group, told us about the technique a few years ago.

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6 comments posted

Mike Patterson   Mike Patterson
What a creative approach! Looks like something out of Star Wars. I think you did a great job of transforming an ordinary window shot into an image that definitely captured my attention. Nice work.   Posted: 11/05/2019 19:49:49

Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
Very good use of the technique as well as the lighting. Keep up the good work!   Posted: 11/06/2019 14:55:16

Al Swanson   Al Swanson
I've used that technique as well but not as successfully as you have here. This is excellent. Here I just keeps bouncing back and forth throughout the image and never loses interest. Very cosmic and unique. Nice work.   Posted: 11/08/2019 17:55:06

Jerry Biddlecom   Jerry Biddlecom
Very interesting and imaginative image -- this could well hang on somebody's wall. The only thing that is slightly bothersome is the way that the "figure" on the left is cut off. Maybe this was not possible, but the whole figure might have been included while composing the original in your camera.   Posted: 11/10/2019 09:56:49

Joseph J Zaia   Joseph J Zaia
Yes, I too have used this technique many times and it is very effective especially with Christmas decorations. As a beginner, you did a very good job. Next time I suggest you select one of the decorations as the center spot, such as one of the heads. The center should be the focal point.
  Posted: 11/22/2019 19:25:59

Kaylyn Franks   Kaylyn Franks
I love zoom bursting and you did a fabulous job capturing this image. The only suggestion I have is tone down the bright head of the mannequin on the right and bright spots to the right of the left mannequins shoulder. Since they are so bright, my eyes are immediately drawn to those areas. I love the angles, lines and shapes in the image. The mannequin on the left guides my eyes to the center of the image and the one on the right guides my eyes to the balls on the right, which then follow the lines up from the balls to the lines that angle back to center....bringing it full circle.   Posted: 11/25/2019 09:10:06