While on my way home from the photography convention last week I was feeling inspired after hearing so many great speakers, but I was stuck on a train and the only camera I had with me was the camera on my iPhone. The latest version has a panorama feature which allows you to move the camera right across a landscape and it creates a wide panoramic photo of the scene. Which got me thinking – what would happen if the scene was moving but the camera was still? Well, you’re about to find out!
I was on the train and I just held my camera up to the window and captured the scene as it flew past. Here was the first result:
It’s a bit interesting in an abstract way. The iPhone was warning me to “Slow Down” but there was nothing I could do about that! So the phone picked random parts from the passing countryside and pieced them together as best it could.
I took the phone’s advice and waited until the train was slowing down coming into train stations and it gave a much more consistent result.
Then I got even more adventurous and combined the moving train with a little moving phone at the end to include some of the inside of the train.
It’s not something that’s going to hang up on a wall, but it was a bit of fun and I thought the results were interesting enough to share at least. I enjoyed being a bit creative and pushing the boundaries a little (or, more accurately, faffing about with my phone). I think that it’s always worth trying out new ideas, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t – but if you’re not moving forwards you’re falling behind!