I like to play with my camera.  Really, it’s the only way to learn how to do stuff with it.

There was a cool photo that I really liked, of the lights hanging in downtown Littleton.  It was done by playing with exposure times while moving the camera forward slowly.  Got me thinking.

My Christmas Tree

This isn’t anywhere near the quality of the streaky-light photo from downtown Littleton that I loved so much, but hey – it’s a start, right?

I accomplished this effect by opening up the exposure time and then slowly zooming the lens out.  Or was it in?  D’oh.



  • Paul (@princejvstin) Posted December 16, 2011 11:42 am

    Interesting! There is a name for this technique which escapes me.

  • galen Posted December 16, 2011 3:15 pm

    Patrick, you are having waay too much fun. put the camera down.


    • Patrick Hester Posted December 18, 2011 1:52 pm


  • galen Posted December 16, 2011 3:16 pm

    just kidding! take more pics, this is totally awesome!

  • Clifton Hill Posted December 16, 2011 5:21 pm

    Holy crap! Your tree’s on fire, or exploding, or something!

    • Patrick Hester Posted December 18, 2011 1:53 pm

      If Doctor Who Christmas specials have taught us nothing else, we now know that Christmas Trees cannot be trusted. They might be a lurking alien threat…

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