Photograph by Jaume Cusido, JaumeCusido.com/
Location: Berga, Spain
Date: June 7th, 2010
Camera: Canon EOS 50D
Focal Length: 40mm
Exposure: 2.5 sec
Note: Jaume Cusido took this photo during the Patum de Berga festival in Berga, Spain. It consists of a series of “dances” (balls) by townspeople dressed as mystical and symbolical figures, and accompanied either by the rhythm of a drum—the tabal, whose sound gives the festival its name—or band music. (source – wiki).
Tip: The longer exposure time of 2.5 seconds allowed for the “tornado” effect of the people in the middle of the crowd. They are moving at a quick pace, giving them a motion blur, while the stationary townspeople on the outside of the dance have no blur. A tripod is needed to achieve this effect do to the long exposure (shutter). Awesome photo and effect by Jaume Cusido.