Swiss Chapter: Favourite of the Month - July 2014

01 August 2014

Chapter: Switzerland

This time Roland Imi made the photograph that was chosen to be the Favourite of the Month. It's title is 'Le Tour':

This image was one of a series of shots taken in Lausanne at the start of the Cyclotour du Lac Léman (Lake Geneva) in May this year.

It really was a case of serendipitous experimentation in that my original purpose of being there was to photograph my son setting off on his 180 km trip.  What struck me as I waited by the start was the vibrancy of the jerseys on a very dull rainy morning.

Key to the composition I felt was getting a good vantage point and having some idea of the effect of speed of both the subject and the shutter speed.  My technique was to compose as normal and use a shutter speed of 1/2 second which would allow the images to blur but still retain enough detail, rather than be totally abstract.

Mostly I got a great set of images, however admittedly some were disastrous, but then I suppose that is what experimentation is all about.