Open Thread: Shaky Cam

Technically "Shaky Cam" is when you shake the camera on purpose in a motion-picture setting (by which I mean: "the picture moves", not necessarily "industry") in an effort to make professional work look like it was done by drunken under-funded "college students" (scare quotes for a reason) who were majoring in "Nothing to do with film, cameras, or aesthetics" and minoring in "How to fit every negative stereotype that has ever been unfairly applied to college students".

I don't know what the term for the above is.  I don't even know what I was trying to photograph.  I do know that it was taken on July 4th from on top of a parking garage (the one connected to Wellington Station by the really long sky-bridge I'd never been inside before) and from there we saw enough different fireworks shows that I lost count.  Somewhere in the double digits.

I actually worked really hard to get a picture of the stuffed fox watching fireworks with a firework in the picture, and succeeded (more than once!), but you can only tell the fireworks are fireworks by comparing the pictures to a firework-free picture because a) when you're watching more than ten shows at once you're probably not very close to any of them, and b) the ones in those pictures weren't very big ones anyway.

So, instead, have squiggly lines.


If you were thinking, "Wow, this is really late," you were right.

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