The weather is always a concern. Two years ago we had big snowstorms and the snow covered hills of Gasworks park nicely reflected the lights from the boats and from the city skyline. I had my trusty Canon G9 with me that evening and realized that there wasn't going to be much chance of getting a clear image of the boats. Between the darkness, me hand holding the little camera, and the movement of the boats on the water, I had to go outside the box.
I went back to my mantras of "embrace the blur" and experimented with camera motion to make more abstract captures. I really enjoyed them, and was back out there again this evening in the light rain with my Canon G10.
I turned off the built-in image stablization on the camera, held it in front of me and tried various wrist movements to see what I could capture. Sometimes I rolled my wrists, sometimes I swirled. Sometimes I just moved in random motions. Here are some of the results:
|The crowd in Gasworks Park in 2008|
In one of those acts of synchronicity, Craig Tanner has picked one of my holiday ships images for Photo of the Week on The Mindful Eye website.