Rotating Camera


These pictures were taken using a long telephoto lens, with a mount enabling the lens (not the camera) to be fixed to a tripod. Loosening the collar of the fitting allows the lens and camera to be rotated around the lens axis – like turning an oversized screw.
Taken at low light levels, an exposure time of 5 to 15 seconds gives sufficient time to rotate the lens through 360°.

A photograph of a number of static lights gives an image with regular concentric circles. However, rotating the lens causes slight movement of the tripod and thus the circles are a little wavy.
Photographs of static lights combined with moving lights, such as those on a vehicle, produce images with regular concentric circles plus irregular streaks of light running in various directions, including out of the frame.

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