Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Second Comes...Swingers?

Canon 30d
Lens 24-70mm 1:2.8L
ISO - 100
focal length - 24mm
natural light

Yep, swingers alright. Let me start by saying this might be the coolest tire swing ever. It probably covers about 80 feet laterally as it swings wildly like Father Time's pendulum. It's crazy awesome.

The model is the always photogenic Tristan, a friend of mines youngest son. It's funny, Brandi posted her photo and I was a bit stumped initially. But I pulled up to work this morning and there is a tire swing staring at me. It was meant to be. So I got to try my hand at panning, which is setting the shutter speed slow enough to show motion but moving your lens as much in sync with the subject as possible. What usually happens with me is that I get about 50 complete throw aways and occasionally 1 keeper. This time I got 2! WooHoo!!!

I used Digital Photo Professional to sharpen, adjust white balance and exposure, and saturate the color a tick.

I also just wanted to say thanks to Brandi for setting up the blog. It looks fantastic and I'm thrilled to be a part of it. We're going to learn so much and have so much fun.

Lastly...Jay'me, tag, you're it!



  1. Incredible shot! I love it. Learning something already. You all know I'm going to go out and try this tomorrow. Great Job Scott.
    Let's go Jay'me.

  2. Thanks Brandi. Have fun trying this technique. It can be frustrating but the occasional keeper makes it worth the trouble. Can't wait to see what you do Jay'me!

  3. That's an insanely awesome picture, Scott. I'm gonna enjoy looking, reading, and learning a bit from your blog, friends. By the time D says I can get one of these fabulous cameras, I'll be an expert! Love learning new things...ask anyone, I'd gladly take classes and be a student forever ;)

  4. Awesome shot Scott. Already I'm shaking in my boots- with excitement! I'll bee out today with my "shooter" by my side.... Time to cowgirl up !

  5. Thanks Alli and Jay'me! Keep the comments coming!