Photo Friday: Speed / 6 October, 2004 [click for previous image: hanging around]
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Title • Photo Friday: Speed

Update: Despite what I said below I decided to enter this shot for this week's Photo Friday challenge – Speed. It doesn't show speed, but it does involve speed. Besides which, I know I'm not going to have time to shoot anything more obviously relevant. Also, I've put the original of this shot up here:


As you can see, the changes aren't too drastic. Oh, and I was trying to work out why the original shot turned out so dark, and realised that I metered before the tree obscured the view; i.e. the exposure was set prior to the tree entering the shot.

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I have mixed feelings about this shot, particularly as presented here (i.e. I suspect a printed version would look better), but I'm putting it up for the sake of interest, not least because it's a straight shot (well, other than the colorisation, and a Levels and Curves adjustment). I took this from the train on the way home yesterday, and it started out as an attempt to produce something for this week's Photo Friday challenge – Speed – i.e. use a slow shutter speed and pan the shot on an item in the middle distance. However, as I took this shot a tree went past, or rather I went past a tree, which obscured the view of the pylon. Anyway, I thought the almost 'pen and ink' feel to this shot was rather interesting so I've put it up.

As for the Photo Friday challenge; I guess I'll have to shoot something else.

Oh, and this is another one that looks better if you have your nose against the screen ;-)

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5.21pm on 5/10/04
Canon 20D
EF 50mm f/1.8 II
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