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Stained Glass Spiral

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 28 August 2011 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

This is an in-camera multiple 10 exposure twist and zoom photograph of a stained glass window in the Coupeville Methodist Church.

NIKON D300 1/30 second F/2.8 ISO 200 105 mm (35mm equiv.)

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Beautiful patchwork of colors !

28 Aug 2011 5:18am

Duck Island Guy from Off the Coast, United States

Into the vortex. "This your brain on the D300."--well, mine at least.

28 Aug 2011 5:21am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Stunning colors ! A stained glass window is a nice subject for this technique.

28 Aug 2011 5:44am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

A panoply of tornado colours

28 Aug 2011 7:26am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Great colours!

28 Aug 2011 9:17am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Many days wondering where you could make this photograph ... finally found the place ... A stunning glass and an excellent effect! A hug friend! Besitos, Adela

28 Aug 2011 9:29am

Albert from Sweden, living in Hamburg, Germany

Fantastic wild colors in this creative work. Good image!

28 Aug 2011 9:49am

Sam from Chennai, India

Fantastic colours. Wonderful image. Great work. :)

28 Aug 2011 10:24am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Wow, psycholedic image! :))

28 Aug 2011 10:34am

Romana Svatoňová from Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

great colours and graphism

28 Aug 2011 10:53am

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

Très réussie. J'adore cette explosion de couleurs de ce joli vitrail plein de joie.

28 Aug 2011 11:13am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Reminiscent of childhood kaleidoscopes! Well done Jack! ;-)

28 Aug 2011 11:37am

Maggy from Liège, Belgium

Bien fait et beau rendu

28 Aug 2011 12:28pm

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Wow, this is awesome color photography!

28 Aug 2011 1:36pm

Don from Spokane, United States

Excellent work. The result is a spectacular pin-wheel image of fantastically vivid colors.

28 Aug 2011 3:08pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique effet et compo superbe image colorée en mouvement rond grandisoe

28 Aug 2011 3:11pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

genial john..........bravo, wondeful designe

28 Aug 2011 4:20pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I'd like to watch you take one of these to see the technique. The result is gorgeous.

28 Aug 2011 6:04pm

@Steve Rice: The key is to have a zoom lens with a lens collar. The collar enables you to attach the collar to the tripod and to turn the camera body while the lens is attached by the collar. If you don't have a Nikon DSLR, you have to do work arounds. With a Nikon, you go to your Shooting Menu and down to Multiple Exposures. Set the number of exposures to 10, and make certain that the Multiple Exposures is set to On (you have to do this for each photograph). Then you start at your widest focal length; the focus point is set to where you want the center of the spiral (it remains the same throughout the 10 exposures). Then you turn the camera slightly clockwise and slightly increase the focal length. You keep doing this trying to reach the maximum focal length for the 10th shot. After the 10th shot, the camera creates the spiral, which you see on the LCD; this is the only file created on the Memory Card. Playing with focal lengths, the various amounts of twist, the placing of the focal point, etc., all create different results. You play and learn. It actually is a very simple technique.

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

This would make the stained-glass window makes proud and amazed at their achievement (and yours). Terrific fun !!

28 Aug 2011 7:37pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Fantastic - the colours are so vibrant.

28 Aug 2011 10:51pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Let's see...Tim Leary got to you in your younger days : ] best…jf

28 Aug 2011 11:45pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

WOW! Beautiful colors and detail!!!

29 Aug 2011 12:07am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

Great colours, gorgeous !

29 Aug 2011 1:04am

Susan from Sausalito, United States

Pretty wild Jack.

29 Aug 2011 3:56am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

love this simple but effective effect - great colours

29 Aug 2011 9:17am

Jim from Fort Worth, United States

He'll fly his astral plane, Takes you trips around the bay, Brings you back the same day, Timothy Leary. Timothy Leary. `Moody Blues 'Legend of a Mind'.

Beautiful, colorful abstract.

29 Aug 2011 3:18pm

@Jim: Moody Blues has been a favorite since the 60s (before they got rediscovered in the early 70s)

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Wow, what a glorious effect!

30 Aug 2011 10:17am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Cool effect...nicely done...

8 Sep 2011 3:30am