Monday, April 27, 2009

Blurry Bikin' photos

I went downtown to watch the Old Capitol Criterium yesterday. I wasn't really shooting it, but I took a few photos. When it comes to things that are moving, I just can't help myself, so I shot a bunch of blurry photos. Here are three...

These are what they are. Not great. Not horrible. Something about that last guy's front fork caught my eye. I just love the spoke gets less and less sharp, and then twisted, the farther you go from the hub. It's a combination of the slow shutter speed, me panning with the bike and the wheel rotating. I like it. I just can't figure out how to crop it. I'd be curious what you think? And feel free to tell me the picture is lame if you think that's the case. This very well might be one of those pictures that looks pretty good at first glance and three days later makes me think, "What was I on when I was liking that shot?" Believe me, that's happened on more than a few occasions.


Chad Coppess said...

I think you're right - the extreme tight shot of just the wheel isn't as strong as the first one that shows the bike and the rider. If I had to pick between the last two, it would be the bottom one.
If you're liking the slow shutter speed stuff, don't miss my latest couple posts at

AnneR said...

I'm confused... I don't see a fork. Not a spoon or a knife, either. Ha!!