SAU has activated its 107 Christmas trees on the south lawn of campus (adjacent to Overstreet Hall), and as I have for the past two years, I was out on Night One to photograph them. I learned at tonight’s Celebration of Lights ceremony that the various colors of the trees represent different eras of SAU history, something even Christa hadn’t known before. Innywho, I used my wide-angle lens to capture the images tonight … and quickly realized how bored I was, not only with the subjects (colorful as they may be) but my method of shooting. I grabbed some standard-issue shots, then got creative. I decided to take some long exposures, and since the trees obviously are not in motion, create motion myself by swiveling my hips and doing a slow pan with the shutter open. I thought this might mimic car lights creating a swirl on the sensor. I set my camera at ISO 1600, f/4, shutter speed 2.0, and upped my exposure by 3. The sometimes fiery results confirmed this idea.