The Need for Speed

Well, not really.

This weeks assignment was to take a picture where speed was somehow implied. I did not do as well as I had hoped this week. I planned to do a shot of our dog, but there were a few things that misfired.

  1. I planned to do it on a field where I could get a lush green background which would offset our dogs colors nicely.
  2. I was going to use a slow enough shutter speed to allow for a nicely blurred background.
  3. The dog was to be well rested to ensure a really nice action shot.

That field, it turns out, had been harrowed and prepared for strawberry plants. We had to use the paddock which was in semi-shadow. Not good. I didn’t set the camera correctly because I hoped to have more than one try. My dear daughter just loves having our dog race, so she made her race quite a few times. A whippet is a sprinter and ours is also a bit lazy. Two sprints are enough according to her.

So, I didn’t get the background I had hoped for. I missed out on the panning and there was only the one try. And today it’s raining cats and dogs.

So, I had to make the motion Photoshop-style. It is not my best work.

The Need for Speed

The Assignments
The assignments are basically a very, very small study circle. The only participants, so far, are my husband and I. We take turns coming up with new photographic or post-production tasks to complete. There is approximately one new task per week. The purpose of these assignments is to practice and get better at photography and post-production work. It doesn't matter how much you know, you can always improve! Please go here for a list of the assignments .

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