Thursday, March 30, 2006
New look titles
So I grabbed by trusty Canon EOS 350D, fitted the fantastic 28-135mm IS USM lens which I bought about a month after the camera, and headed out to Chapel Street in Salford, where it's nearly impossible not to find a bunch of buses.
I fired up the camera, and as the light was, well grey and bad, I took a couple of test shots to get a feel for the conditions (something that you can do with a digital camera,) tried to look at them, and realised that the CF card was still in the card reader at home.
So back home I went, grabbed the card and flew back to the shooting location.
Still without a final choice of image in my mind, I decided to experiment with a range of shots.
This image was almost the one that I finally chose, I like the look of the person staring out of the bus window a the bus went by, it's a puzzled, sort of complentative look. I like the grey clouds overhead, I don't think that this shot would have been easy to get if it wasn't in somewhere like Manchester.
I decided to try and get a pan-and-shoot shot of a bus going past, which came up with this little gem.
The final shot of the day was the one I finally used, I was fiddling with the camera settings and suddenly saw a huge gap in the traffic and a bus about to fly past. I took aim, slowed down the shutter and clicked the button. The result (after a little bit of editing) is, of course on the title.
I hope you like it.