A Little Camera Fun

I’ve taken pics of the lights at Lakeview for “Light Up Lorain” over the years, and this season there’s a new addition to the display. A revolving wheel blinking different colors can be seen from West Erie Avenue. I drove through two mornings ago on the way home from work. I want to go back and play a little more with it, as it was quite cold and very wet that a.m.

The video itself is not particularly impressive. But what you can do with your camera is another story…

With the ISO at 3200 and an .8 second exposure, if you click on the photo for a larger view, you’ll see that the strand lights in the background are curlicues now.

With the exposure at 1.3,  the lights get brighter, but a little messier, and not as crisp. A tripod will definitely make this a nicer shot at this setting.

Exposure is now set at 2.5, and with a little wiggle in the camera, you get this explosion of light and colored lines.

The same settings, but with a slight movement to the left, gives the illusion of movement to this wheel of light.

Not every shot you take has to be precise and neat and organized. Get out and have some fun!

 Maybe I can get Matt Dempsey to share some of the fun he’s had with simply adjusting the lens during a long exposure…..



6 thoughts on “A Little Camera Fun

  1. Loraine,
    For all the candy I’ve made (and I had to go out last night to get MORE chocolate), I’ve eaten very, VERY little. I got to lick the spoon after each batch though!

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