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20 AUGUST 2020:

Chasing Cars (crop 1)

A-092. Chasing Cars (crop 1) - by Greig Clifford
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I had one second to grab this shot after I heard the initial "oi"!

As I had been testing the (soon to be released) Revoring vari ND lens filter from @hyfiltersglobal that day (look out for my review coming soon!), I had my Canon 5D to hand so could act fast, panning and squeezing the shutter just quick enough to get a shot off.

Consequently, it's not a technically perfect image but it is a completely instinctive shot. I'm pleased there's blur, as I don't think there'd be quite the feeling of drama otherwise, but I'm happy the key elements are clear/sharp "enough" (please use the arrow under the image to see closer crops of the image).

I have no idea what caused him to chase the car... perhaps he was a victim of theft (phones being grabbed are too commonplace), or happy slapping (is that still a thing?), or maybe they're all mates playing a prank?

In either case I think this scene poses a few questions and I like images that set up a narrative to exercise the mind a little. I wonder whether it's an image that someone would buy for their wall, though, which is what I'm ultimately trying to achieve.

If this image is the first of mine you have seen, or you are generally new to my work, please know I'm always keen to make new contacts and push my photography to wider horizons. If you like what you see, say hello!

If you are able to help bring my photography to a larger audience, then lets talk! I'd be glad to hear from you!

Finally, prints of this image are available, starting at affordable prices to encourage new collectors. Signed archival quality prints are strictly limited in number. Your support is very much appreciated.

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