Given that it’s Christmas Eve, I decided to take a detour from my collection of Glasgow monochromes and delve into the archives for some Christmas images. Here’s one I shot back in 2011 on a photowalk along Austin’s 37th Street, famed for its neighbourhood Christmas light show.
In case you’re wondering how this effect was achieved, I set the camera on a tripod pointing at a Christmas tree, unfocused the lens somewhat so that the lights became blobs, then took a longish, 1 second exposure while zooming in.
For the technically inclined...
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