Out in the wild – Gumball Rally

10 05 2010

The Bugatti Veyron. Quite a nice set of wheels I suppose

The first outing of the camera was a day of geeks, bemused tourists and impressive cars. The Gumball Rally started on London’s Pall Mall and the cars lined up on the grid for a couple of hours in the sunshine. I had spent one evening reading part of the manual trying to learn a few tricks, but to save the sanity of those with me, I went with auto mode all the way to start to get a feel for what I could do. The cars are certainly more impressive than my results.

Tony Hawks also put on a ‘little’ demo with Andy McDonald and Jamie Bestwick on BMX. Up close, it’s insane how big these guys go. Started using the multishot mode for some of these shots, and they came out ok with little practice. Good news ahead of snowboarding next year

Jamie Bestwick half way through a tailwhip on Pall Mall

I still need to spend an evening or 10 reading and rereading the manual. I’m also looking forward to a couple of specialist guides coming out which should speed up my learning in the summer, such as this

Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D for Dummies

Any opinions on a good book much appreciated

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