Black holes are places in the Universe where gravity is so strong that not even light can escape. Therefore, it obviously can't be photographed. Until now.
Last night I traveled through the space-time continuum (or it might have been to a county fair) to photograph the spinning lights of the illuminated rides, and one of the abstracts I took looked exactly like what I envision a black hole must look like - if we could see it.
This was taken with a one-second exposure, hand held. I zoomed the lens during the exposure and as the ride was spinning. My white balance was daylight and I used 100 ISO.
In Photoshop, I changed the color a little and added "stars", which is merely a photo of glitter sprinkled on black velvet. I blended the two images together using the "lighten" blend mode. I thought this turned out pretty cool.
Editor's Notes: Jim Zuckerman teaches for BetterPhoto.com's digital photography school and photographer certification program. His online Photoshop courses include Creative Techniques in Photoshop , Advanced Creative Techniques in Photoshop and Photoshop: Thinking Outside the Box.