I took this picture zooming down Park Avenue in a cab. I took something similar by accident at first and I loved the blur of light that was created with the slower shutter speed. Then I started playing with my settings to see what speed created the best effect. 1/6th of a second worked pretty well. I like that you can still tell that it is a Christmas tree (at slower speeds, it became hard to see the shape). Then I played with the color a bit. I wanted the lights of the tree to stand out, so I adjusted the background colors to be more blue-tones in order to contrast with the yellow lights and make the tree pop!
Anyway, thank you to everyone who commented on my post yesterday – and to everyone else who just reads along. I seem to have struck a chord with yesterday’s topic and I’m not surprised. Over the years I’ve had so many friends and associates of mine – smart, capable, awesome women, who have felt frustrated with their career path, uninspired and sort of stuck. I always said… let’s get all these brilliant women together and start something! But – I never knew exactly what I wanted to start.
Anyone have any brilliant ideas?
I have a fantasy about a sort of summer camp for adults… where you can take classes or just meet with like-minded people dealing in a huge variety of topics… yoga/meditation, cooking, photography, jewelry-making, filmmaking, wine & cheese, writing… you get the picture. An ever-expanding roster of interesting subjects to study with fascinating passionate people leading the discussions and classes. Maybe students/members can have the option to pay by the month (different package levels) – and attend as many classes as they want! Like a gym membership for your mind and soul… a passion-finder school… with an emphasis on how to turn your passions into a career. I don’t know… I’d want to be a member of something like that.