Lisa Cuchara  

Twirled Zoom Burst Gerber Daisy by Lisa Cuchara

January 2020 - Twirled Zoom Burst Gerber Daisy

January 2020 - Lisa Cuchara


About the Image(s)

During the exposure I zoomed the lens and rotated the camera to give a
zoom burst twirled effect. I also changed the WB to tungsten in camera
for the creative color effect. The four image version shows the flower
without effect (top left is the straight mage), a zoom burst (rotate
zoom lens during exposure in the top right), a twist (rotate camera
during exposure in the bottom left) and bottom right a zoom burst twirl
(rotate camera with one handf while zooming the lens with the other
hand). This were with daylight WB.

Camera Model: Olmypus E-M1X; Lens: OLYMPUS M.40-150mm F2.8 @ Focal
length: 142mm
Shutter speed: 1/2 sec; Aperture: 18; ISO: 64 (to get the time for the
longer exposure)

This round’s discussion is now closed!
5 comments posted

Kathy Triolo   Kathy Triolo
Lisa, A very nice creative piece. All fun versions of creative approach to flower photography.   Posted: 01/10/2020 19:11:13

Brad Becker   Brad Becker
Lisa, I was happy to see you pushing into new territory with this one. You have mastered the repetitive form and polar coordinate images. Flowers are such compelling subject matter but so hard to create novel images. I love how you've used a dark back ground for your images, it makes the colors really pop.   Posted: 01/14/2020 00:59:36

Henry Roberts   Henry Roberts
Lisa, I had to burst into laughter when I saw the title "twirled, zoomed, burst, gerber daisy". It is a wonderful floral creation! It works, showing that this is a flower, yet an artistic, new way, your vision, of looking at it.

I don't have any suggestions but I will try some of your experimentations in my own work.   Posted: 01/15/2020 12:36:06

Jan Lightfoot   Jan Lightfoot
very nice Lisa. i wonder how it might look if just the center remained sharp?   Posted: 01/31/2020 11:08:13

Maryellen Bauer   Maryellen Bauer
Very nice! I love your description of the zooming and rotating. It really works. Thanks for the inspiration.   Posted: 01/31/2020 13:08:50