So I decided to start picking a picture at random and writting about it. It’s kind of like ‘Photo of the day’ that I use to do before. I use to provide the photo and C use to provide a number of interesting facts about the sungject of the pic (usualy an animal of some sorts)
I took this picture at the Bupa Great Birmingham Run. You can see a few other pictures that I took whilst there by clicking here.
I needed considerable practise at my panning technique and thought that this would be a great chance. After many failed shots (I blame the runners, the faster runners where at the front, that must have been what it was) 🙂 I finally got a shot with the runner in focus and the back drop blurred. I wanted to give a sence of movement whilst blurring out the distractions in the background.
I took a number of tests shot at slower shutter speeds to find the right speed for the runners. Nothing like a bit of trial and error!