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Zooming Oak   Featured in PhotoFlash #035
  Zooming Oak
Zooming Oak
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Karacan Salkuci (Kalacay)
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    Wow! this is gorgeous. Is this partly Photoshop or all camera?

1/27/2006 7:34:42 PM

 
Jim Miotke
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Thank you so much, Kara! This zooming effect was created entirely in the camera. I don't have anything against using the motion blur filters in Photoshop. In this case, however, the motion blur effect was created by placing my camera on a tripod, selecting a slow shutter speed, and zooming in as I took the picture. Thanks again for your comments!

1/28/2006 11:21:09 AM

 
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Jim,
Wonderful depth of field ... beautiful color. Stunning.

1/28/2006 11:22:56 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Such a beautiful scenic Jim, the colors are gorgeous!!!! Fantastic camera effects!!!

2/2/2006 9:04:38 AM

 
Karacan Salkuci (Kalacay)
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Jim Miotke, thank you for sharing your technique.

2/2/2006 4:37:08 PM

 
Jim Miotke
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You're very welcome! And thanks to Kerby and Donna too for your kind comments.

When you try this out, be sure to show me how it goes :)

2/2/2006 4:52:55 PM

 
Sam GM Gillespie
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Jim Miotke,
Does it have the same effect by zooming out?

4/3/2006 3:38:37 PM

 
Jim Miotke
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Yes, it does Sam. The only trick is, whether zooming in or out, to leave the leaves stationary for a split second, on the point that you want to appear most vivid and crisp. In other words, zoom (in or out) for much of the exposure but experiment with leaving the focal length for a moment to let that view by the one that stands out the most.

6/3/2006 3:29:44 PM

 
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