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Monday, September 10, 2012

On Panning, RidingAcrossBritain and other things..

And it's Monday again! We had a busy, nice week and nice, busy weekend. We love it all and here we are again.
We spent some time hanging out with a couple of new Ministry Apprentices from Kensington, caught up with an out-of-town friend, did some mentoring and generally worked hard (at work) in the week. Half of us played football a couple of days, the other half went to London for a couple of days and then we had a weekend of seeing some friends and family, churching and going to Bath.

We love living close to Bath. And quite enjoy that we're getting to know it a bit better each time we go. Yesterday we went because my cousin is doing a cycle ride across Britain - spending nine days going from Lands End in the South West to John O'Groats in the North Eastern tip of Scotland. He was on day two and had got from Cornwall to Bath where he was spending the night. It was really fun waiting for him in the clapping zone at Bath Uni and cheering for some of the other 500 - 600 people that are doing the ride. Big respect because I could NEVER do something like that.

You probably won't remember this post where I said I would like to practice a camera technique called Panning which works particularly well for cyclists and other moving objects.
(In still photography, the panning technique is used to suggest fast motion, and bring out the subject from other elements in the frame. In photographic pictures it is usually noted by a foreground subject in action appearing still (i.e. a runner frozen in mid-stride) while the background is streaked and/or skewed in the apparently opposite direction of the subject's travel.)
Well yesterday I had about 500 willing (and unknowing) subjects on whom to practice. I've got a way to go but here are some pics from yesterday. My cousin Dinesh is in the pics at the very end.




















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