I went to see the young unicyclists at Lee’s school Friday evening. Lee shows a great interest but I don’t think that this is something for her since she is afraid of falling and hurting herself. This boy was jumping over many cars, the crowd cheers.
The teacher lining up more cars. 🙂
He is a daredevil, great jumped over his teacher.
I decided to try panning after a few shots. Panning is a technique in which you move the camera parallel to and at the same speed as the subject, this is to show speed. I used a small minimum aperture of f/22, which allows me to use a slow shutter speed of 1/13th and 1/15th of second. These photos were taken with Aperture Priority. I set my AF mode to AI SERVO and drive mode to continuous shooting.
I need to give panning a try one of these days. Maybe in couple weeks when I attend a basketball tournament.
seeharhed, it’s a lot of fun and it makes your image looks interesting. I think you will like it.
Your pictures look amazing!
OK…that’s just crazy. I can barely balance on a bicycle, let alone a unicycle!
C’mon, Mikalee, one wheel is the way to go! It’s way more environmentally friendly than two!
As a kid, my brother learned to ride a unicycle and juggle simultaneously. You know, just your average circus family! 🙂 Great pics!
Wow, that’s one brave woman. Great shots!
very impressive, that is. unicycles remind me of a bicycles’ less athletic friend who is really good at math.
The pictures are great but I am impressed by the number of kids willing to learn the unicycle. Don’t they know they are supposed to allowing their brains to rot by watching TV all of the time?
I agree with notesfromrumblycottage (cool name!) that it’s brilliant to see the kids engaged with a physical activity, and unicycling is such an unusual choice. As an old unicyclist, I applaud them and their teachers.
i had no idea anybody but clowns road unicycles…i kinda wanna try. although it would likely result in some sort of catastrophic injury.
wow, that takes talent! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
I love the pictures. There’s no way that I could move the camera and not make the whole picture look in motion. I’ll give it a try though. Thanks for the photo lesson and the opportunity to watch a kid jump 5 cars on a unicycle.
This is crazy!! This post caught my eye, because just YESTERDAY, i saw a sight that i’ve never in my life witnessed ….YES…a unicyclist cycling through traffic!! I follow him for about a half a mile because i was trying to get my phone out of my purse so i could take a photo of him! Since i was following him, the shot i got could easily be portrayed as a regular cyclist, so i wooshed by him knowing i only had one shot…and i MISSED! My husband barely believes me that i followed a unicyclist home!! Too bad.
I have never seen people unicycle like that. Awesome pictures!
That’s really cool that they had that at the school! Those kids look like they did that before they took their first steps! 🙂
so cool..i always wanted to try that!
my little brother unicycles very well.
i tried it once, i could barely even get on.
wow those kids are performing amazing stunts. Needs great skill and practice.
Photos look great and I found the detailed comments interesting. Perhaps I should take more interest in my camera.
Fun photos! I particularly like the blurred action shots. YouTube has some videos of people pulling off amazing stunts with unicycles. Cool stuff!
ObsticalManiac is always designing home made castles on roblox
Caught my eye. I expected full size cars so I had to laugh when I saw the reality.
Now a minor correction, f/22 is not the shutter speed… Darn pro photographer I used to be. Maybe I’m just frustrated at how great the photos are that people are getting with the digital cameras and how hard I used to have to work before digital… 🙂
Look forward to your next…
Nice piece, Like the action shots with the blurred background..
It’s so interesting to see something I don’t normally see! Great!
I think that teacher was pretty brave – great shots!
The world’s first honour descerves the Acrobats..
Oh my! The teachers probably did a really good job training them, so they could trust the unicyclists to jump over them.
Soon the unicycle daredevils will be up to par with Evel Kinevel.
This makes me miss living in Addison, Texas. I would be stuck in traffic on my way to work in north Dallas and would see a unicyclist crossing the street. Where do you think he worked? Also, The Colbert Report did an amazing editorial on unicyclists. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos!
I had a unicycle as a kid and could never get the hang of it so this is really cool to see! Also there is no such thing as a slow shutter speed of f/22. I think you meant 1/13th of a sec. But that only means I read every word. Good job.
Hi Mike, I used the wrong choice of word, I changed my post to say “a small minimum aperture of f/22, which allows me to use a slow shutter speed of 1/13th of a second.” Thanks for your comment and stopping by. 🙂
Thanks everyone for stopping by, I really appreciate and enjoy reading your comments. 🙂
I really like your photos! I use a point and shoot (Olympus tough series), and really need to familiarize myself with it better. Any easy tips to make basic photos stand out?
Hi zaksushar, I’m a self taught photographer and it took me a while to realize that composition is the key. Here are posts from Digital Photography School that have helped me to have a better understanding.
Rule of Thirds
Composition not just about positioning your subject but about positioning yourself too
This is just beautiful!
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What cool pictures! I know a few teenagers that unicycle and I thought this did a really fantastic job capturing it. Fantastic!
Pretty amazing and great pictures. I love bicycling but have never tried unicycling. Is there a reason why they don’t wear helmets?
Hi fordreamers, I’m not sure why they didn’t wear helmets. This was at the school gymnasium and they weren’t going real fast, it just appears that way in photos. I guess even that they could seriously get hurt.
Its seem fun.
a cool activity for kids .. this is better than they were just watching TV or playing games at home onlaine
Nice, I wish I could do that!!!
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I am so excited for you NYE! What a great coup to have been on Freshly Pressed! Your photos are fabulous. I love the panning shots. These kids are amazing…so glad you shared this with us.
Thanks Geni, I was surprised to see all the traffic and learned a lot from the comments. 🙂
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