I’ve just added the above picture to illustrate “Implying Motion While Zooming” in the Understanding “Understanding Exposure“ series on Photoxels on Facebook.
I used the Fujifilm FinePix HS10 super zoom digital camera set to 1/40 sec., F8.0, ISO 200, and zoomed (using its wonderful manual zoom ring) from 24mm to approx. 80mm [equiv.135]. It’s not as fancy as Bryan Peterson’s tree example but I believe it illustrates the principle behind the technique he describes.
I handheld the shot of my neighbor’s beautiful Dropmore Honeysuckle vine but if you want a tack sharp central subject, it’s best to use a tripod.
If you are not getting the zooming effect, you may be using a shutter speed that is too fast and/or zooming too late. It’s trial and error, and I found that I got best results when I pressed the shutter release button and zoomed right away. Zoom too early and you get a zoomed in flower; zoom too late and the picture is recorded before the zoom effect. I took about 10 shots and selected this one as the best one.
Send me yours and I’ll post them.