Spinning Wheel

© Nick Lagos

Spinning Wheel

Uploaded: June 02, 2008 | Entered: May 12, 2014 03:31:58


Moogerah Dam ......This is a single exposure of 15 minutes with the subject being painted with light for an additional 99 seconds..
Canon 30D, Sigma 10-20mm lens

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 999/1 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 11.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 30D


Stacy Lankford level-addict June 02, 2008

Very creative and engaging image. I love the color and tone, also. #933621

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe June 02, 2008

Wow!! Amazing!!! I can't even type! Love Love Love this!!!!! #6007530

Linda D. Lester level-classic June 02, 2008

Amazing....awesome job! #6007752

Murry Grigsby June 02, 2008

I agree with the others Nick, this is very well done and appealing! I love your control of the light--it is perfect!! #6008023

Christina N. Seuser June 02, 2008

Wonderful use of night techniques. Stunning image! #6008509

Guy D. Biechele level-classic June 03, 2008

Beautiful creative shot, Nick. Very cool! #6013752

Evy Johansen level-classic June 03, 2008

Wow... Fantastic shot, Nick!! Very, very beautiful!! #6015910

Elizabeth J. Bernier June 07, 2008

This is outstanding creativity...to even attempt a shot like this with such a long exposure and having a living subject is just mind blowing to me...the star trails are excellent,and the idea to use a flashlight/torch on the subject all created such a fabulous result!!!!! #6030267

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe June 08, 2008

Nick, What a fabulous shot...it has to be a winner in the next round....wow....beautiful! Patricia #6034875

Rajeev 270293 Kashyap June 10, 2008

Gorgeous............ #6045565

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic June 14, 2008

WOWieeee, Nick!
Spectacularly creative and just plain OUTSTANDING!
~♥~Lisa #6061174

Nick Lagos June 16, 2008

Thanks everyone for your kind comments and for stopping by #6064558

Sharon F. Morris June 17, 2008

I love this image Nick. #6070778

Carolyn M. DAlessandro June 17, 2008

Outstanding!! The lighting,location,color all make an exceptional image...Bravo,well done!! #6072572

Daniella Puente June 19, 2008

EXCELLENT work on this beauty ++++ #6077927

Lynn Haack June 19, 2008

Fun and wonderfully beautiful! Love this night scene that maintains color and vibrancy! Lynn #6078026

Amber Kennedy June 22, 2008

beautiful work...love this! #6093820

Kristi A. Howson June 30, 2008

Such an amazing image that really captures the magnificent heavens from an earthly view. Great work matey! #6124085

Jillian Danielson July 03, 2008

I have always wanted to try this with the stars! You did an awesome job! #6137778

Derrald R. Farnsworth-Livingston August 12, 2008

Great effect, and great idea with the light painting. #6303435

Andre Goldstein August 17, 2008

Fantastic shot Nick! #6326096

Aleksandra Miesak August 21, 2008

Very cool! I still have to get out there and play with painting by light! Thanks for the motivation! #6345767

Sharon Seaward October 02, 2008

Absolutely stunning!!! #6542509

Susan Heath October 05, 2008

My word! What a talent! #6556422

Robert Baer October 09, 2008

what a great, unusual image. love it! #6574370

Sandy Powers October 09, 2008

Ohmygoodness! This is beyond fabulous. It is magical! Thank you for including your techniques in how you got the shot. I love being able to learn from such masterful work!

If we aren't congratulating you again when this one reaches the winners circle, I will be very surprised (and disappointed)! #6574816

Angela Burns October 23, 2008

I think I stared at this piece of art about the time it took you to capture it!! Amazing! #6642754

Kathleen Rinker January 01, 2009

This is beyond WOW!! Outstanding work!! #6965535

Gord MacEachern January 01, 2009

Very very cool shot! Good job!
Gord #6965568

Michelle Alton January 01, 2009

Clearly a big winner. I am in love with it. But how did you get the man to stand there motionless for so long? #6966182

Randy A. Myers level-classic January 01, 2009

Nicely done. Well executed. Good job! #6966185

Erica Murphy level-deluxe January 01, 2009

Very cool image Nick!! WOWZA! #6967110

Glenn E. Traver January 19, 2009

Excellent ~ GT #7051443

Linda A. Braddock May 05, 2009

Nick, This is so gorgeous, and such fine photography, I don't know what painting with light is, but what ever you did, you are a master at it. I love it! Linda #7488912

Glenn E. Traver May 14, 2009

One of the Better Star Trail Photo's Iv'e Seen ~ GT #7521660

A P July 01, 2009

WoWzer Nick. Awesome star trail capture.
Ken taught me how to find the North Star and how to do the star trails (he didn't tell how to "focus" in the dark. LOL) But what is this "painting with light"? Do you put a spot light on the capture for the last few seconds? How strong of light does it need to be? I'm very interested in this technique. Please teach me oh great one. #7696745

Melissa Olsen July 01, 2009

Wonderful creativity and fabulous outcome. #7697542

Nick Lagos July 02, 2009

Thanks everyone for the very generous comments....Ann,finding the North star is a good start...I use a big spotlight to try and get a vertical tree for framing as it's so dark you can't see the horizon...For the "painting" I use a very small single leadlight ( a small flashlight would be fine) which emits a softish light..as it was almost impossible to have the subject perfectly stationary for 15 minutes...so he came in at the very end and was painted for that last 99 seconds....hope that helps #7700439

Lynne Morris level-classic September 01, 2009

Wow this is stunning work Nick, I love it! #7905865

Joanne E. Bohenstengel September 01, 2009

Truly a masterpiece. Joanne #7905885

Raymond Pauly September 01, 2009

Fantastic work, Nick! #7905921

Michelle Alton September 01, 2009

I thought I remembered seeing this before. Thrilled to see it again, and I believe it is a true winner for you! #7906004

Stephanie Laird level-classic September 01, 2009

Wonderful, Wonderful work!!! Very inspirational! #7907403

A P September 01, 2009

Inspirational to me. I aspire to get some gorgeous star trails like this someday. I did get some mediocre ones in Big Bear. Maybe I'll post some for you this month. I need to bring foreground into the picture. Someday I dream of this capture as the cowboy is dreaming of.......... Winner in my book and by the 20 favorites I'd say winner in a lot of people's books. Awesome work Nick...as always. #7908445

Robert Baer September 22, 2009

i ditto what ann said. I love this from the moment I saw it. It is a huge winner in my eyes. #7970469

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic January 26, 2010

That man really adds that special touch to an already wonderful exposure, Nick. Hope to see this again!

UB. #8330749

Jane Hirst February 15, 2010

Great shot...wonderfully creative...alot of work......which was so very nicely done. Love it. #8384835

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic March 08, 2010

Glad you re-entered, Nick. Good luck!

UB. #8439177

Nikki McDonald level-classic March 16, 2010

Terrific capture, Nick. Favorite for me. Just saw this in Editor's Picks -- congratulations. #8460571

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic April 01, 2010

Nick, you know, I like your perseverance. But this has already won BIG in the March '10 contest, lol! or so I really really hope! GOOD LUCK again!

UB. #8504093

Thomas E. Hinds April 02, 2010

Awesome work! #8506573

Ken Smith level-classic June 01, 2010

Superb, Nick...we'll see this one again! #8656833

Ivan Chacon June 01, 2010

Great image Nick!!! #8658330

Renata Gusciora June 01, 2010

Awesome image,Nick! #8658773

Gina Cormier July 01, 2010

Love it Nick!!!!! :-) Another winner! Stop it!!! LOL #8727242

Nick Lagos July 01, 2010

NO !!!!!!!! :) #8727246

Liz blahh July 01, 2010

Awesome image! #8728178

Michelle Alton August 01, 2010

I would have no earthly idea how to accomplish something like this. It is truly awesome! I'm filled with wonderment! #8798431

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe August 01, 2010

Sweet capture Nick, great exposure and comp! #8798463

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic August 01, 2010

I'm speechless, Nick. Absolutely spectacular -- in every way. Magnificient work. #8798618

Nikki McDonald level-classic August 01, 2010

A perfect resubmission for the Center MT, Nick -- wonderful capture that will surely score this time. Still a favorite :) Good luck. #8798697

Ken Smith level-classic August 01, 2010

28 people have picked this as a fav..and it's just an EP...hard to believe...good luck this time, Nick! #8800418

Susana Ms Heide August 01, 2010

A WINNER!!! Intriguing and fascinating capture! Amazing skill and patience! Best of luck, Nick! #8800503

Terry Cervi level-classic August 02, 2010

This is just stunning, Nick! Should go all the way my friend! #8802200

Carol A. Grady August 03, 2010

Absolutely breathtaking Nick. It's a winner for sure! #8803529

Phyllis A. Houghton level-deluxe August 09, 2010

Great star trails and perfect lighting for the person there. I am in awe. #8816983

Gina Cormier August 13, 2010


Phyllis A. Houghton level-deluxe August 13, 2010

congratulations! I hope this goes far. #8826797

Nikki McDonald level-classic August 13, 2010

Love this, Nick, and expect to see it again -- am I looking at the next Grand Prize winner? Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round. #8827497

Carol A. Grady August 13, 2010

I just knew it Nick - this is a winner up till the very end!

Love it! #8827784

Phyllis H. Burchett August 13, 2010

WOW this is amazing, congrats! #8829039

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic August 13, 2010

Good to see this again, Nick! CONGRATZ and good luck!

UB. #8829381

Ellen Hodges August 14, 2010

Congrats on a superb finalist, Nick!!! Very best luck!!! #8833747

Liz blahh August 14, 2010

Congrats on your beautiful finalist! #8834639

Datha Y. Thompson August 15, 2010

I ditto ALL of the above and then some!!! WOW what else could be said truly MAGNIFICENT Nick!!!

Kim Andelkovic August 16, 2010

Congratulations on such a wonderful finalist, its really beautiful :-) #8838875

Karen E. Baumann September 02, 2010

Wonderfully creative! Love the colors of the gentleman painted with light against the warm colors of the night! Congratulations on this fine image. #8877826

October 06, 2010

This should have been Gold 2 plus years ago.. This is a stunning image Nick... I hope the judges see that this is a winner like all the rest of us do.

Brian #8950544

Michelle Alton November 01, 2010

I will always adore this work, Nick. #9007786

Phyllis H. Burchett November 02, 2010

Still love it! #9010982

Rita Jane Smith level-deluxe November 10, 2010

AWESOME! Nothing else need be said... #9025813

Mike R. Howe December 02, 2010

Inspired...Truly great work,Nick!!! #9077259

Michelle Alton January 01, 2011

I will rave about this image every time you post it, Nick! It is that extraordinary! #9136440

Carolyn M. DAlessandro January 08, 2011

Here I am again...just cannot help myself. Each time I see this image I feel like it needs to be LARGE and hanging on the wall...I will say it again NICK,Bravo,well done!!!! I love it! #9149884

Jeffrey M. Smith January 28, 2011

FAN-BLOODY-TASTIC shot! You obviously put some thought into this one and it came out very well! You certainly deserve the "Gold" on this one!
Jeff #9199648

Jeffrey M. Smith January 28, 2011

FAN-BLOODY-TASTIC shot! You obviously put some thought into this one and it came out very well! You certainly deserve the "Gold" on this one!
Jeff #9199649

Phyllis H. Burchett March 01, 2011

Still awesome. #9267916

Rona L. Schwarz March 01, 2011

Well, I managed to miss this previously, but holy cow, Nick, this is sensational!!! Hope to see it go all the way this time! #9269057

Charles F. DIorio July 07, 2011

Simply put an exceptional photo and I may I add a real wall hanger. Awsome, should win! #9514143

Michelle Alton September 01, 2011

I adore this image and every time it comes back my adoration grows. It should definitely be a Grand Prize winner. Maybe this time will be the charm! #9646008

Chris Budny level-deluxe December 02, 2011

Fingers crossed for ya, Nick; this is terrific! #9843597

Jeffrey M. Smith December 02, 2011

ABSO-@&#%-ING-LUTELY OUT-BLOODY-STANDING shot! Surely one of the BEST I have seen on this sit in a very very long time. Certainly deserved of the finalist if not the GOLD!
Very well though out and creatively put together. Hard to believe the stars "rotate" so much in just 15 minutes! Our earth must REALLY be spinning!
Superior Composition, perfect PoV, and just an all around great idea for a shot that could not have been done better!
May I ask what ISO you were set at for the star trails?? 100!?!??, 200??, tremendous job in "painting" your subject with light, you could not have timed that better either
Jeff #9843627

Nikki McDonald level-classic December 08, 2011

Way to hang in there with an image you have faith in -- you will sure have a lot of cheering members when you get the gold on it, Nick. Good luck and thank you very much for your generosity in explaining your technique in the discussion so others can try to create their own masterpieces. #9854465

Ivan Chacon January 01, 2012

Fantastic work,Nick. Congrats! :) #9897667

Mike R. Howe February 02, 2012

Fantastic work....Beautiful!!!! #9962016

Gina Cormier May 01, 2012

Stunning of course Nick!!!! Love the stars! Very creative!!! How's things?? #10115819

Melissa Wynn June 05, 2012

WOW! very cool image!!! Love it! #10169562

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