Maybe hope is closer than we thought.
But be ready for an illusion.
Ah, it’s been a while since I’ve done some serious panning. I got to work on it a bit today since I was babysitting some kids. They were completely entertained by the camera, and willing ran back and forth across their yard and swung in their swings so I could capture a shot. : )
& side note: I want a better lens. These took _forever_ to capture. And they’re not even perfect. : P
My photography teacher is a creative genius. She came up with this great idea to create a box of 10′ x 10′. And I had to stand within this box, not move outside of it, and take pictures.
It was fun. And I think I got some great results. : )
Yes, I have emerged from the grave.
Actually, I haven’t quite revived yet. In between a speech and debate tournament [in which my partner and I placed 4th!], college applications, and schoolwork, my free-time this week was more scarce than snow on the equator.
In other words, dear readers, I have failed to keep up my challenge.
I hoped it wouldn’t happen. Unfortunately, I was wrong.
This does NOT mean that I haven’t taken quite a few pictures over the past week. In fact, I have quite a few. So I’ll dump them on you now. : )
I’ll keep on posting here frequently, but I doubt I’ll be able to continue the blog as an official 365 photoblog. Or I could possibly strive to restart in February. Hm, maybe I’ll do just that…
I tried another Christmas lights photo. && I like this one even more. : )
The absolutely fabulous Caroline (and her photos will leave you stunned, no joke)
I had fun with long exposure on our road. : ))
…and I like this too.
Panning. At about midnight. Because my creativity was drained.
Totally forgot until later in the day, but I got my photos taken. I’ve been wanting to draw something, but for some reason, I haven’t been really inspired to draw anything lately. It’s rather frustrating, really.
Anywho, photos of the day. I panned mints. And I like the color red. : )
Probably my favorite abstract technique is panning. Essentially, you set the camera to a longer shutter speed and spin, zoom, and/or move the camera to get a blurred, streaked look. I love it.
One of the things that’s really fun [but ohmygosh, so hard] to do is move the camera at the same rate as your subject to make the subject sharp and the background blurred.
In this photo, my little brother was [not unusually] running around in his Robin costume. So I decided to make him run back and forth for about a half hour. This is the best result, and I’m rather pleased with it. : )
[[Caption: I panned pencils in art class. Fun stuff, no?]]
So last night at 11:30 PM, I decided I should go ahead and try to do a 365 day challenge. Basically, my goal is to produce something artistic everyday for a whole year. Knowing myself, I’m not sure as to if I’ll be able to complete it, but it’s worth a try. ; )
Most 365ers I know focus on photography, but I shall permit myself a little breathing room and allow any type of art that works for me [collages, graphics, paintings, and photography as well].
I’ll officially start on January 1st. Until then, I’ll post a few pictures of what I’ve done in the past.
Wish me luck on this. I have a feeling I’m going to need it.