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May 31, 2009

The Waterfront comes to life – Flickr pic of the day

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This starburst view at the V&A Waterfront was caught by ourCape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Roxanne.

Roxanne says, “Cape Town is an inspiring place. It has such beautiful scenery, making it hard not to take photos at every turn.

“I was experimenting one day and using the zoom burst effect. I discovered that you could make buildings look like they were shooting sparklers.”

This effect is simple to achieve. For best results, try it at dusk with an SLR manual camera. Set up your camera on a tripod and set your speed to a long exposure. Click the shutter and gently zoom your lens in and out. It will take a couple of tries to get it exactly how you want it.

Do you have images of Cape Town you’d like to share with us? We’d love you to join the Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group!

Image © Roxanne 2009

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