April 17, 2006

61: Zero To Sixty In Three Pushes

Image hosting by Photobucket
Having not submitted to PhotoFortnight in awhile, I promised myself to create something for their latest theme of transport. With the snow gone and the bike out of the basement, I figured it was as good an opportunity as any to try to capture some biking shots. For a number of reasons this goal didn't pan out save for a single moment when I had the bike and camera handy at the same time, during a dreary lunch-hour at work last week when I attempted some in-motion shots. Maybe not the wisest idea, keeping an eye on the road and the viewfinder simultaneously, I took a couple pictures (above) – and scrapped the concept.


Image hosting by Photobucket
Then on Saturday during a glorious long weekend, Kerry and I went to Bird's Hill Park just outside Winnipeg to see what's what in the country. We hung out at a swing set and I took several shots of what has become an annual ritual of mine: taking a photo of Kerry on the swings. I ended up submitting this picture (above) to PhotoFortnight for the theme, using a defence that the swing transports her in the immediate sense, but also back in time.

Image hosting by Photobucket
But in hindsight, this outtake from the same shoot (above) is probably a better image. I liked my official submission because of her nonchalant pose and that it had no point of reference – she could be a foot or a mile off the ground – but looking at this second photo, there's probably something to being able to see the whole story. That's hindsight for you, though.

2 comments:

Ekota (kgiff) said...

Every time I see your photos, it makes me want to get out the camera and play. Fabulous as always!

Mary said...

Those are so cool on the swing! I love swings...