Starbursts Galore - Holiday Tree at Dusk

Posted by Yonatan (New York, United States) on 28 December 2009 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

This was one of those moments...when joy and excitement meet and you feel as if you had never taken a picture before .


In the late afternoon on Friday I had some down time. Knowing that rain was closing in on NYC, I decided to take some pictures around Stuyvesant town of the beautiful holiday lights. I set out bundled up with my macro lens on my camera. The main reason I did this was so that I could play with blurring the lights. After a little while of shooting the Christmas Tree and Menorah, I turned to one of the trees lining the walkway. With my camera on my tripod I set my aperture to f/16 to ensure some nice starbursts. The exposure meter indicated an 8 second exposure. I pressed the shutter on my cable release and waited in anticipation.


Above is what I captured. I think this is one of my favorite holiday shots that I've captured so far.

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Olympus E-510
8 seconds
F/16.0
ISO 100
50 mm

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