MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A Myrtle Beach photographer captured the spotlight Friday after an amazing long exposure shot of the Skywheel was featured in an online photo album.
Matt Trudeau, from upstate New York, snapped the picture, near 8th Avenue, while out with a friend who was learning about photography.
"[With long exposure shots,] every time you take a picture, the shutter stays open a long time," Trudeau explained. With this jaw-dropping shot, Trudeau said the shutter stayed open about three seconds, which explains the colors and movements of the Grand Strand attraction.
Trudeau said he started shooting photography as a hobby about four years ago, teaching himself along the way.
"With digital, it's nice you just delete [the picture] and move on," he chuckled.
He said he's learned from trial and error and noted many more photos didn't make the cut than those that have.
With more than 3,000 likes on Facebook, 300 followers on Instagram and nearly 250 followers on Twitter, he said the best part about the social media success is the ability to share the pictures.
"I love sharing [my photography] with people that are not from here...People will say, 'Thank you for letting us see Myrtle Beach through your lens,'" he said. "I enjoy it so much."