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twist part 3

I mounted my camera, with an 8mm fisheye lens, on a tripod, and faced the lens straight up towards the sky.  To try to give you a perspective, check out this accidental selfie I took while setting this up.

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I set the shutter between 4 and 6 seconds and slowly spun the camera so that it completed one revolution while the shutter was open.

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To help you visualize how I did this, I made this quick movie – note the lens cap is still in place :-o.

I moved the camera in a more constant and smooth motion when I took the photo, which is difficult to do while holding a cell phone camera.

7 thoughts on “twist part 3

  1. Andy says:

    Cameras are fun. Eh.

  2. Léia says:

    Spectacular picture Wayne, bravo!
    We would like to thank you for the video!Awesome!

  3. TexWisGirl says:

    i couldn’t get the video to play for me, but that shot is spectacular! and the spin one ain’t bad, either! 😉

    truly, i knew #3 would be grand since #2 was so impressive.

  4. Susan says:

    Well you’re always up to something. This is super cool. I’m definitely going to try this sometime. I don’t have such a nice tripod, but maybe I can make it work….with a non fish-eye. I think it would be good in the woods and the tree tops too. Maybe I’ll try that.
    Good one. Now time to copy off of you. : )

    I also think the result image would make a great layering piece. I know you’re not a “more than 5 min” processing guy, but I like to play with stuff sometimes and this might be way cool

  5. TheChieftess says:

    These are my two favorites!!!

  6. I love it that you have such fun playing with your camera!

  7. 🙂 Okay the photo is amazing but I’m at the office and need to remember to come back and watch the video when I’m home.