Day 116: Superstar
So I tried “racking the zoom” today. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the technique, it’s basically zooming in or out while your shutter is open. I tried doing this handheld for a bit but really found cleaner results with a tripod. This makes sense as camera shake becomes a factor with the slower shutter speeds you need to get the effect. Kinda fun. If you’re curious, that’s the drain cover of a Keurig, so it’s a star in the center, little holes in lines out from the star, all in a reflective metal surface. I put it up against a window for light. The brown tones reflected are my couch, which is directly behind the camera.
1/15 sec @ f/18, 300mm to ~150mm, ISO 100