Christmas trees are far from boring. When you take into consideration all the kinds of trees you can get for Christmas it can surely be a fun yearly project. Once you have your christmas tree up, what do you normally do with it? Stare at it? I say nay.. why not take some crazy cool long-exposure pictures of your Christmas tree while zooming out. The end product can only be described as absolutely amazing. Some of these long-exposure images almost make the Christmas tree look like it’s travelling through light speed, If you’ve ever watched Star Trek you’ll know what I mean. [Source]
Long Exposure + Zoom Out
Spinning Tree + Long Exposure
Same Spinning Tree + Long Exposure + Zoom Out
Spinning Christmas Lights + Long Exposure
Long Exposure + Zoom Out + Camera Spin
This technique also works with Keyboards
Here are some tips for taking Long-Exposure Pictures:
1. Use a tripod, or stabilize your camera on a flat surface.
2. Set your ISO setting as low as it will go.
3. Set your aperture to F10/F11.
4. Set your exposure time to 2 or more seconds. Then, when you snap the long-exposure photograph, zoom your lens out to stretch out the lights you see.