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This image was taken about 20 minutes after “Santa Monica Spin1.” An extra long exposure and a little light still in the sky allowed the scene to become evenly lit. The wheel spun about 5 times during this exposure.   The spinning wheel turned out to be the most import factor to getting a good photograph.  Sometimes the wheel stopped, and the dynamic feel of the resulting image was lost.  Sometimes it would turn too quickly and become out of synch with the way the lights on the spokes worked, creating odd-looking effects.  So a lot of experimentation was required to get a smooth and dynamic look without distracting features.  Improvisation is often required to get the best photograph possible.

This image was taken about 20 minutes after “Santa Monica Spin1.” An extra long exposure and a little light still in the sky allowed the scene to become evenly lit. The wheel spun about 5 times during this exposure. The spinning wheel turned out to be the most import factor to getting a good photograph. Sometimes the wheel stopped, and the dynamic feel of the resulting image was lost. Sometimes it would turn too quickly and become out of synch with the way the lights on the spokes worked, creating odd-looking effects. So a lot of experimentation was required to get a smooth and dynamic look without distracting features. Improvisation is often required to get the best photograph possible.

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