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Corrosive Shame
Therapy for Life
Technical Trials
Note to self: Great ideas always need a trial run.

Some time ago I saw in a photography book a fantastic panorama along the Thames that was shot across the course of a day. The left hand side of the picture was at night, then as the viewer journeyed along the river the time of day changed too.

What a jolly good idea I thought - take a series of pictures making a panorama in time and space. So I bounced out of bed at 5:40 this morning, collected moral support on the way through South Birmingham and arrived at the Lickey Hills in the dark. Over the course of an hour I took about a dozen shots of South Birmingham as the light improved.

With only a couple of minor problems... Firstly it was so cloudy there wasn't really a dawn to speak of (despite the forecast being slightly more optimistic); secondly the position wasn't very good (which I knew); finally my sensor is very grubby - this isn't relevant at f1.4/1.8/2.8, but at f22 it was very noticeable.

So the results are, pretty much, rubbish :-)

However - I refuse to be daunted. I have some other ideas and will come back to this one in the future.

In the meantime, here's a photo of a camera not-doing-very-much-that's-any-good...

Camera, looking pensive

To cheer myself up, I'm off into town to see Serenity.

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marcushill From: marcushill Date: October 8th, 2005 09:47 am (UTC) (Link)
I'd suggest a dusk rather than a dawn - at least by that stage you'll know whether the cloud cover is sufficiently photogenic without having to get out of bed at denial AM.

Serenity, on the other hand, should definitely cheer you up.
From: ikkleblacktruck Date: October 8th, 2005 10:34 am (UTC) (Link)
I never cared for Firefly. Maybe it was because the lead was a bad guy in Buffy so I already had a dislike for his face, or maybe I just couldn't get comfortable with the odd setting. So I won't be bothering with Serenity.
From: (Anonymous) Date: October 8th, 2005 10:56 am (UTC) (Link)

Saw it last night.

Rather jolly, I thought.
littleonions From: littleonions Date: October 8th, 2005 12:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
You took a picture of a camara,taking a picture are you familliar with the term 'obsession'? :P
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: October 8th, 2005 12:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's desinged to communicate the loneliness of the escapade, combining the lights of the city with the cold grey morning.

And yes, that is a term I have heard used!

From: strangegothdude Date: October 9th, 2005 10:57 am (UTC) (Link)
nice idea, shame it didn't work out as well as you'd hoped.
did you enjoy serenity? ive just recently seen it - and it wasn't as bad as i thought it was going to be. i do love the shot of the girl at the end just after she's kicked ass/then the wall gets ripped out behind her. as bill says - probably storyboarded to buggery that bit!!

you going snsnsnsnsnsnsnsnsnsnsnsnsfngs tonight? do you want me to bring your macro lens? (i'm very impressed with it)
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: October 9th, 2005 11:13 am (UTC) (Link)
I've just posted the answers to most of your questions :-)

I'm not in any rush to get the 100mm back. If you want to play with it for a bit longer then go ahead, otherwise bring it along.

I look forward to seeing the results!!
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