Window-Dore Abbey.

By Badgerfred
Stained Glass Window at Dore Abbey, the lens was zoomed during the 4 second exposure.
Sometimes called a zoom burst.

The camera was mounted on a sturdy tripod and taken up to the centre height of the window, the image was composed with the lens towards the 300mm end, the thinking behind the shot was to open the shutter, dwell for a 1 second, zoom for 1 second to a stop, then let the central image have a 2 second exposure, the zooming was done by hand, experimenting with times, this was shot on slide but shooting on digital you can preview straight away, should make it easier.

Tags: General Architecture Stained glass D12and32

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21 Jul 2008 12:13AM
Excellent effect Fred. I love it.

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21 Jul 2008 12:15AM
excellent and fantastic well captured
Diana Plus
9 2.0k 19 Netherlands
21 Jul 2008 12:19AM
superb I have to try this Fred works so well

21 Jul 2008 12:32AM
Beautiful colours and the zoom burst works well.
imagio Plus
9 12 1 England
21 Jul 2008 12:35AM
Superb Fred, gotta try this sometime
Joline Plus
9 27 52 United States
21 Jul 2008 12:51AM
This technique worked beautifully. You must have a very steady hand.
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
21 Jul 2008 1:13AM
Sort of like a double exposure--- does your camera zoom on command-- waht I mean is, I would have to move the lens by hand?

amazing shot...
21 Jul 2008 4:04AM
Very different, I like it very much top imagery. Chen.
21 Jul 2008 4:06AM
A super shot, Fred, and so different. Awesome work!
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
21 Jul 2008 4:23AM
Great effect in this

Stunning shot Smile keeeeeeep it up

User_Removed 11 386 2 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2008 7:15AM
Wonderful work.
21 Jul 2008 7:26AM
Superb Fred, love it.

fentiger Plus
14 916 23 England
21 Jul 2008 7:55AM
Very creative work ~ great image.

lonely_oryx 8 61 54 England
21 Jul 2008 8:01AM
Striking image, well done
21 Jul 2008 8:40AM
Works well, makes me think of the words God is Love for some reason.
mrswoolybill Plus
9 835 1367 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2008 9:13AM
You do these very well! I like the way the zooming creates a protective, embracing, loving feel around the central section.
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2008 9:14AM
stunning shot in fact amazing shot I have no idea how you go about this but its a cracker
woolybill1 Plus
9 19 66 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2008 9:16AM
Glorious image, Fred.
imander Plus
8 388 7 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2008 9:21AM
amazing final product, looks wonderfully surreal
21 Jul 2008 10:12AM
An interesting effect, well executed.
21 Jul 2008 10:25AM
Excellent. Annette
Rende Plus
8 38 4 Netherlands
21 Jul 2008 11:33AM
Beautiful effect Fred; well done.
alfpics Plus
14 360 England
21 Jul 2008 12:17PM
Lovely effect - let's make it 30!
dianah Plus
9 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2008 12:34PM
Beautifully done Fred..the light looks as though it is pouring in !
21 Jul 2008 12:43PM
Love the shafts of light. Sylvia
ChristineL 10 39 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2008 12:51PM
i love the effect, never tried this,
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
21 Jul 2008 3:09PM
Lovely imaginative shot Fred. I must try that technique.
Bob_V Plus
8 1 2 United States
21 Jul 2008 3:21PM
Very creative Fred, what a fantastic image, so well done.
21 Jul 2008 4:30PM
Stunning work, really magical effect.
norton 12 6 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2008 5:30PM
Superb image Fred....You've captured an excellent effect with that zoom burst,nice work.................

21 Jul 2008 7:47PM
amazing capture
Julian Plus
11 76 3 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2008 8:10PM
Happy to be number 40. Great effect on this image.
mikbee Plus
8 3 8 Scotland
21 Jul 2008 8:11PM
A good zoom burst here Fred.Never tried it digitally,only with film.Seemed an age waiting to see the results come back from proccessing !!!! As you say,only a matter of seconds now !!!
Rock Plus
13 10 2 England
21 Jul 2008 8:16PM
Superb !
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
21 Jul 2008 10:44PM
Wonderful work Fred, love the result you've achieved here. Many thanks for the mod on my butterfly, Ed
21 Jul 2008 11:22PM
Beautiful,really like the effect
pamelajean Plus
10 949 1781 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2008 12:36AM
The effect is beautiful, what a masterful technique, the rest of us use PS.
Pegon Plus
10 78 1 England
22 Jul 2008 9:24PM
Superb work.
22 Jul 2008 11:12PM
Superb image, great colour.
tigertimb Plus
8 40 66 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2008 8:03AM
Superb work Fred and really effective the way you've paused at both ends of the zoom
24 Jul 2008 6:13PM
Thanks Ann (pluckyfilly) for the user award, greatly appreciated,
24 Jul 2008 6:14PM
Thanks everyone for all comments and clicks,
Excellent shot of a lovely window.
Dave87 Plus
8 42 5 England
26 Jul 2008 4:51PM
Outstanding piece of work. I know lots of people who have tried doing this in the past with no end result. I defy any camera club judge who is confounded with this piece of work in the future not to give it full marks. Beautifully done and top draw stuff - instantly gets an award from me. Love it and a real pleasure to view.

PS. Donít sit on this shot Fred - needs moving around.
26 Jul 2008 5:36PM
Thanks Dave (Dave87) for your user award and comments, greatly appreciated,
29 Jul 2008 10:57PM
You achieved perfection in this technique Fred - well deserved awards!

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