Judith Lesnaw  

Eye of the Wormhole by Judith Lesnaw

January 2020 - Eye of the Wormhole

About the Image(s)

I created "Eye of the Wormhole" during the December Christmas Light Display at Longwood Gardens in Philadelphia. The main feature of the display was a huge ribbon that stretched all about the conservatory area. It was the favored subject of many photographers, and I wanted to produce a unique image. I got down low, aimed my lens into a long ribbon , focused into the hole, and slowly zoomed the lens.
Canon 80D, Tamron 16-300mm lens initial setting 87mm, 1 sec shutter speed, f8, ISO 300. In Lightroom I adjusted highlights, shadows, texture, and vibrancy.

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4 comments posted

Valerie Pohio   Valerie Pohio
Hi Judith
Wow, that's impactful! Interesting colour palette and there's an abstract bird or mask that can be conjured up. I think the image may be made a little stronger if that overexposed line is taken out as the eye keeps moving there and there's no information inside it at all. I wonder if you could bring a little more information out of the black areas middle and right as well. Perhaps tidy up the little pinprick of light in the "eye" and another couple lurking around. Other than that, it's an interesting and powerful image! I think you achieved what you set out to do!   Posted: 01/08/2020 17:00:10

Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
I agree with Valerie, this image's strength is its impact. The highlights of the white are electrified, if that is what you wanted - so almost blown out. I wonder if the 'bird" is crying? It is always interesting how people interpret what they see from their own perspective. Without your explanation, I would have no clear idea how you got this image, except that it was a zoom lens. Not that that is important, but interesting. I love the gold and red tones, you handled them well.   Posted: 01/21/2020 11:20:11

Karl Leck   Karl Leck
Hi Judy, I love how you keep working and refining the zoom and blur technique. It looks like a moment with dramatic music from a thriller movie. The eye effect and color variations help a lot. Karl   Posted: 01/25/2020 14:19:03

Sandra Irwin   Sandra Irwin
A beautiful photo. Very eerie. Science fictional. Metaphysical. Makes me think of the end of the world coming!   Posted: 01/27/2020 20:09:28