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How Do You Create This Effect?  
User currently offlineSA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1885 posts, RR: 53
Posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 4435 times:

hi everybody!

i would like to know how one creates this effect:

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Photo © Carlos A. Morillo Doria

My very limited knowledge is that youy slow down the shutter speeds??!?


[Edited 2003-12-17 17:38:11]

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User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4382 times:

Slow shudder speed combined with a convulsion caused by eating Alaska Airlines' lobster bisque.

Phil Derner Jr.
User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4358 times:

Probably about a 3 second time exposure.

User currently offlineCraigy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4325 times:

Can you see the trail that each light makes?
That represents the movement of the plane relative to the light during the exposure.
Also, the wingtip is pointing downwards, so the plane is turning. That is why there is a curved shape to each light trail.


User currently offlineNonRevKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4325 times:

I was thinking about this shot earlier. I can see the photographers motivation, and it works in theory, but he doesn't pull it off in this case. To accomplish this, you need to focus the camera on the wing/engine, hold it perfectly still and use about a .5 to 1 second exposure. It's clear there was a good amount of camera shake, you can see this on the leading edge. There is blur on the wing and a slight double exposure. This is a great example of how this technique is done right:

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Photo © Jeremy Irish

Note how the wing is in focus. Since you're traveling the same speed as the rest of the airplane, if you have the focus locked on the wing, the ground lights moving under you would cause the movement effect on a long exposure. A pretty simple concept, but the trick is to hold the camera still. Not an easy thing to do on a low flying airplane, much less one that's turning to land. It doesn't appear this was accomplished in the photo in question. I was scratching my head about how this was accepted, but that's just my humble opinion. The photographer is on the right track though, it's a decent attempt.

Brian - SPOT THIS!

User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4203 times:

This is how you do it...

Set shutter speed...

hold your breath and pray that it will turn out sharp.

I'd like to elect a president that has a Higher IQ than a retarted ant.
User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5099 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4148 times:

Vafi88, it's called "point and pray"  Big grin


Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
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