Saturday, December 4, 2010

Fast Photos with Ol' Lead Foot

My darling husband is very supportive of my photography habit. On weekends when we don't have plans, he'll take me on "photo safaris" so that I can snap some cool shots and feed my need to be creative.

The problem is his lead foot.

The drive will start slowly enough. We'll pull over a couple of times. Then, it kicks in. Soon, we're zooming over hill and vale at 80 mph. Scenery is zipping by faster than I can say "Cheese!" Not wanting to nag, I'll drop hints like "That barn sure is pretty!" or "Ooh! That'd make a cool picture." He responds with a grunt and a nod. Manspeak for "Me drive fast."

Today, I decided to poke fun at this little phenomenon and take some blurry shots as we sped through the countryside. But then I had an idea.

My challenge: Take random, out-the-window, super-speedy shots and make them look good. I managed to get about a dozen shots that are more than just a blurred mess, so over the next dozen-ish days, I'm going to see what I can do!

Here's a sneak preview at some of the shots I have to work with:

Wish me luck!


  1. Lovely shots...can't wait to see what you do with them!

  2. Thank you, Suzette! I have my fingers crossed! Thank God for textures; they hide any number of photographic sins! Ha ha!

  3. Hahah to the "manspeak". Hilarious! You got some good shots there! I'm looking forward to your creative work!