So what do I do with all this spare time that I have? Well yesterday I practised 'panning'. Not very successfully either. The aim was to get a crisp foreground and blurred background with a slow shutter speed and panning at the same speed as the moving object - yes I'm still confusing myself (that I was successful at).
To get used to the movement, I spent a ridiculous amount of time hurtling the rolling pin along the kitchen bench and panning across at breakneck speed. That old rolling pin sure can travel.
Yep, a bit of blur happening.
Once I had figured out what I thought were the right settings, out I went for a bit of clothesline spinning. No decent shots but managed a few good whacks in the side of the head with a stiff beach towel.
Wait a minute......maybe that white peg might just be a little weeny bit in focus?
Finally I got up the courage to hit the streets with my camera.
The temperature reached 44 degrees yesterday. All I got was some dirty looks and a burnt bum from trying to balance on the brick wall outside Good Sammies. Oh, and a little bit of blur!