Thursday, June 11, 2009


I knew this shot didn't have a snowball's chance in hell of making the newspaper moments after I shot it. The last-second assignment was for a playground picture to go with a story about the equipment being replace. I got the ordinary shots of kids playing on the swings then I went for something creative. I decided on a nice strong panning shot to add a little flair to a boring kids in the park scene. A low ISO sensitivity setting of 50 with an aperture of f.22 gave me a slow shutter speed of 1/13th of a sec, perfect for a nice motion blur panning shot. It gives a good sense of movement and speed and gives a nice flow of colors. To artistic for this group who passed it over as quick as can be.

1 comment:

Jon Mendelson said...

For what it's worth, this "Blur" photo was the best of the bunch artistically — it's really visually appealing. Unfortunately, the others told the story better — the pitfalls of photojournalism. Those others were good, too, by the way.