by Joe Fitzpatrick
When does a stationary object appear to be in motion? When you zoom the lens during the exposure. This neon sign captured my attention but needed something extra. Zooming the lens during the exposure created the streaks of light that give the illusion of motion.
Time the zoom so there is a bit of a pause at the beginning or end of the zoom while the shutter is open. Zooming in will create a different effect than zooming out. Try them both.
Bright objects against a dark background seem to work best. It takes lots of trial and error to get the effect just right. Have fun and experiment!
Photo info: Canon 7D, Sigma 17-50 f/2.8, .5 sec @ f/16, ISO 100
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