I was thinking back over the last year or so and I noticed that most of my top photos (in terms of views) have all been from ârandomâ shots. I mean those “spur of the moment” ones, where you have the camera on you and you see something interesting. I do go on a lot of planned outings and these are worthwhile too. But there is something to ne said for keeping your eyes open, ready to pounce.
These days most cell phones have great cameras as well and these can be all you need. The key I think is to be intentional and keep on looking. So, here I am a passenger on the way to the city and of course I’ve got my DSLR with me! The harbour looked peaceful after the storm. I only had a few seconds to get thisâ¦. My shutter speed wasnât really fast enough; there was a little motion blur in the capture.
I learnt this technique a long time ago â take a flaw and make it a feature. In this image that meant increase the glow or blur and make it a bit more mysteriousâ¦. Did it work? I think so!
These tools helped me work the magic: