One of my favorite shots from the trip to San Francisco. This was taken at Golden Gate Park during a break from a torrential downpour. I hiked the ins and outs of this park for 3 hours, covering an unofficial distance of 9 miles. It was really quit subduing - iPod on full blast, rain licking my face like an overexcited puppy, and a flow of shots that would make a bartender jealous (if they served photos).
This photo was obtained during a zoom spin during exposure. The key is to find a focal point at the center of your viewfinder and make sure you’re real steady with the camera as you spin the zoom lens. Camera should be set to shutter priority or manual, if you’re a boss ;), an exposure of 1/400 is sufficient to zoom onto your subject as your shutter opens and subsequently closes.
Wrap-up: Thought a lot, shot a lot, got a lot.