Day 132: motion blur experiment

This is the best of a batch of 99 photos I took of my daughter on her bike. Yes, 99. There’s a good reason she’s not smiling. I asked her to bike past me at least a dozen times.

My goal was two-fold. I wanted an out-of-focus (blurred) background and an in-focus subject. By tracking her movement I thought I could give the sense of motion. I settled in on a frame rate of 1/40th. Finding focus is tough. Keeping her in the same spot within the view finder as I moved with her was tougher. The experience was frustrating. All in all, I’ll give myself a C- on this one. Good thing I still have 230 some odd days in which I could make it better. Putting the camera down now.

Next time I try I’m going to be in the passenger seat of a car. More later.

It took 99 shots to get this...I have much appreciation for real photographers and their skills.
It took 99 shots to get this…I have much appreciation for real photographers and their skills.
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