Photo 244 out of 365 – “A Christmas Blur”


"A Christmas Blur" - Settings: ISO 400, f/2.8, 1/6 sec, 24-70mm lens (30mm)

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.


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