Experimental photography - Sometimes it works. Sometimes it backfires. Sometimes people get hurt. Sometimes it hurts the eyes. I haven't yet decided what this one does. Or doesn't. I was just playing around with my new radio slaves (wireless things to trigger remote strobes) and a wide angle lens and came up with this. I held the camera at arm's length, pointing right at me, and rotated it about 180 degrees and hit the shutter release - slow shutter speed makes trails out of the lights in the living room behind me (Yes, those are still our Christmas lights. Yes, we leave them up all year - they make a really nice low light for watching movies on the telly) and then the strobe freezes anything in its path, like me in this case. And the strobes are the bright lights that left no trails. I tweaked the contrast a bit in Photoshop, but the rest is pure science.
1/5th sec. f/8 iso 800
Oh and I almost forgot...
The Great Twinkie Experiment - Episode VI: Snoresville is here.