Sunday, 5 February 2012

26 Week Photo Challenge 7 - Zoom Burst

This was hard!  I haven't really mastered the technique but it is something I'd like to try again.  I wasn't able to get out so the photos are for technique only, not the subject matter.  All photos were hand held as I couldn't get the tripods out.  

The first photo - this one was taken in the living room when Karen first issued the instructions for this challenge.  It was hand held and really just a try at the zoom burst to see if I could do it.  There was no consideration of what I was photographing! 

The best/favourite photo - this one was again taken in the living room and I like the shadows created.  It's been cropped.

The final photo - this one was taken outside tonight as a last minute panic!  Again it was taken for the zoom burst effect only and I didn't attempt to correct the white balance.
Linking with Karen @ Me, My Camera, Eye.  Many thanks to Karen for organising the challenge.


  1. This are great for first attempts Eileen. It is difficult to critique this theme - I think - as it is a new technique that everyone is trying. It is a case of pressing the shutter at the same time as moving the zoom on the lens. Once you get the hang of it some great effects can be created. I also like the shadows the created on the second on, but love the colours in the last one and the sense of fast movement it gives.

    Thanks for taking part and hope you enjoyed it.

  2. Hi Eileen love the photos. The second is my favorite as well. It was a great challenge I think it made us all think about what our camera can do
    Love and Hugs

  3. It wasn't easy was it? :) you have managed some great effects though. I like the last one for the same reasons Karen said..the sense of movement and the colour burst.

    Definitely a challenge to revisit.

  4. Thank you for visiting and leaving me a message. You have set yourself lots of interesting challenges, good luck with them all.
    Your scavenger hunt photos were very good, like the blurry baubles!
    Lisa x