World Naked Bike Ride London 2013

In June 2013 I attended my second World Naked Bike Ride in London. Last year I took my Horizon S3 Pro, which is about 120 degrees panoramic camera, this time I decided to take my crazy spinning 360 degree camera, hoping it would enable to me to get more a sense of how huge the event it is, and in some way communicate the surreal experience of being one of many hundreds of naked cyclists meandering around central London.

The results were a bit hit and miss! I've yet to really find a subject that I felt could benefit from this camera's insane field of view, so have only really done odd bit of experimentation with it. It had been a while since the last time I used it, so I also forgot some of the really basic rules for getting a good shot out of it; such as holding it super-steady as it spins around, and not standing right in the middle of where it's photographing! Consequently my photos this year a bit motion-blurred and often feature me doing a very good impression of a startled meerkat! (I did intend to get myself in most of the ones I am in, but I still look a bit silly.)

On the bright side I think they do give a slightly better impression of the scale of the event, and at least I've learnt some lessons in the use of this camera. (PS, for my, review(?), of this ride, see my post on my personal blog)