This is a 15 second exposure with the camera on a tripod, which kept the still elements sharp, but blurred the moving ones. This is an annual Kitty Hawk Kites event on Jockey;s Ridge in Nags Head.
Unfortunately the wind and weather doesn't always cooperate, but this year it did. The kites have lights on their strings which makes a great light "painting" in the wind. The interesting center pattern was made with a lighted wand. Pretty cool, huh?
I hope you enjoy it,