2013 was a difficult year for me for photography. The weather was awful (it didn’t stop raining, did it) and combined with the economic depression people looked quite miserable – so taking photos within my preferred genre (street) became quite a challenge. Yes, I know some photographers say they get their best images in bad weather – but all I seem to get is wet!
An outing with my photographic society to take images of birds of prey in flight led to some challenges. It was rather late on a summer evening and already the light was beginning to fade. Coupled with birds that move pretty quick we had to think fast on our feet. All good for learning technique!
I wanted to experiment with shutter speeds so took my long suffering other half and car to a local car park where he could drive up and down for an hour or so (without getting arrested!) whilst I took photos. I started by seeing how the shutter speed affected the amount of blur as the car passed a locked down camera, and then tried the same thing while panning. See below for the effects.