I posted conventional shots of Garden Glow, the Christmas light show at the Missouri Botanical Garden on Wednesday. For the Saturday Snapshot crowd, I wanted to post my experimental photos of the lights.
I learned this technique in a class a couple of years ago, but this was the first time I had a chance to try it. Set the camera for a long shutter speed, say, half a second. Then, deliberately move the camera while the shutter is open. It’s like painting with light!
I had the most fun with a display of three-inch diameter glass ball lights. You can see them in the photo of the Climatron that I posted on Wednesday. A bunch are staked into the ground on either side of a path and many more are hanging from the tree canopy overhead.
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