Friday, January 06, 2006

Lights at Top Speed!

These were Christmas lights strung through the trees along the sidewalk... the picture was taken from a moving car with a 0.25 s shutter.

6 comments:

hal said...

hi moonie, i'm not too familiar with still cameras...does o.25 mean the shutter stays open for 0.25 seconds ? did you take this picture ? would the same effect work on a persons face ?

Monnie said...

Yes, the shutter was open for a quarter of a second. I took the picture. And it wouldn't be quite the same for a person's face because it's not giving off light itself, but there is a blurring effect nevertheless.

(By the way, my name is spelled with one "o" and two "n's.")

hal said...

i'm sorry monnie,for mispelling your name, and thanks for the info on the effect.would you call this time-lapse reversal.
also please forgive my spelling and punctuation. i'm quite new at this.

MrsDoc said...

That's a good post, Monnie! Sometimes that shutter speed is shown as 1/4, I believe - or 1/25? I'm also still learning!

Monnie said...

You're right - an alternate way of writing it is 1/4 s.

Sara Jane III said...

Hey, I've been neglecting this site; to my loss, completely. very nice work, dear. My favorites are the nature pics. Love 'em. I'm tellin' ya, go professional!