Well, I am not going to go into the whole story of how I came to take these photos, or what these are photos of. I did all that in part 1. But I will say that the picture above is one of the better ones I took, after I had gotten better at the wiggling part.
That one is sort of cool.
But moving the camera in interesting ways while the shutter is open takes some practice.
You can’t just go up and down.
And you can’t just go side to side.
It is a little better if you go side to side with a little up and down mixed in.
But you only have a very brief moment to move the camera before the shutter shuts again.
I tried to do the same thing with some city lights in the distance.
Good wiggling, but not as much color as the Christmas lights.
And they seemed to be the right distance away. I think, if I keep trying this, I will find the perfect lights, the correct distance away, with lots of colors, and the right level of darkness with the best lens on the camera and my wiggling perfected.
I did take my mom up to the top of the mountain overlooking the San Francisco Bay last night, to watch the sunset. I have photos of that, but I don’t want to get ahead of myself. I also tried a few more of these wiggly shots. That is the lights of Oakland in the distance, with the bay beyond them.
Not bad, but I hope some of them turned out a little better than that. We will see, in the next post in this series.