Today's post is a bit different. Rather than show a crisp, clear scene like I usually try to do, here are a couple of experimental shots that play with focus and long exposure lens manipulation. Both present the Halloween Tree in Frontierland in a unique, well, light.
The first features the tree in intentional soft focus. I was playing around with different depth of range and bokeh when I shot this as one in a barrage. I thought it provided an interesting and abstract texture to a normally brilliant and sharp scene.
The second photo was accomplished with a tripod and a zoom lens. I set the photo for a regular long exposure, but in the middle of my shot, I slowly twisted the lens to zoom in, creating light streaks across the frame. It's a cool zoom effect that doesn't necessarily show any crisply but just makes for a unique composition.
Just some of the things you do when you get bored and try to come up with new shots!