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Places | An Evening in Manchester

MAY 2015 THEME CONTEST – MOTION BLUR CROWDS

I was drawn to a photography contest, run by Street Hunters.net a street photography group, whilst trawling the internet this morning.

Together with WP’s daily prompt ‘indecision’ I felt I just had to write this post.

Why?

I remember waiting (well hiding really) in the doorway of a building in Manchester one evening and experimenting with various shutter speeds whilst crowds of people were walking past the wall with an apt title ‘Manchester Means The World To Me’.

Now as you know I’m not a street photographer, which you can read about here and the first question to myself was:

‘Do I submit an image in colour or black and white?’

Secondly, ‘Which image do I submit?’….

So here is the gallery of images I drew inspiration from:

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Do you think I fulfilled the brief?

Which image would you have submitted to the MOTION BLUR CROWDS contest?

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Photo101: Moment & Motion

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Sydney Opera House | NSW | Australia

I took this shot on my entry level Nikon d3100 camera and used the kit lens (18-55mm).

I used the ‘Zoom burst’ technique which simply means you just twist the lens very quickly to create weird and wonderful abstract images. On this occasion the iconic Opera house appears to have morphed into a butterfly, don’t you think?

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Sydney Opera House and a spectacular light show projected onto it’s sails.

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Sydney Harbour Bridge | NSW | Australia

Another handheld zoom burst shot of the iconic Sydney harbour bridge.

These photos are from a recent trip back to Sydney when my son rang me out of the blue from Oz and announced that for my birthday, his present to me was a three week stay with him in Sydney. There was a slight hesitation in my voice because I knew it was winter over there, and here I was in sunny Costa del Sol trying to look for a holiday home in the sun.
‘It’s all booked’ he announced, flight and accommodation, and boy what a great time I had!

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Check out the brilliant YouTube promotional video ‘Summer In Sydney’ by Destinationnsw.com.au: