@mickipedia at the roller derby

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    I took this picture with my HTC Incredible's camera. I turned off the flash, and just tried to keep Micki in the center of the frame while she went speeding by me on the track. I'd hoped to get her in perfect focus with the blurred background, but I'm still very happy with how this turned out.

    As I told my friend Alan, I can't believe I got a picture like this with my cell phone.

    karohemd, kyouteki, dave press, and 24 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. sarahpalmer 57 months ago | reply

      it's tricky to rock a rhyme, to rock a rhyme, that's right, on time, ITS TRICKY!

    2. sarahpalmer 57 months ago | reply

      (i.e. nice moves)

    3. NateVenture 57 months ago | reply

      This is called panning and it's very impressive that it came from your phone.

    4. JesusM.. 57 months ago | reply

      Thats a pretty cool shot with your cell...With good light HTC's cameras do a pretty good job at snapping pics.

      @Eeek5127 It's actually pretty easy to do a pan-shot with a Dslr,it's all in the way you can hold the camera vs the way you can hold a cellphone.

    5. Greg Easton Photography [deleted] 57 months ago | reply

      This rivals some of the shots I took of our local roller derby team yesterday. And I had a couple of thousand dollars worth of gear.

    6. NateVenture 57 months ago | reply

      But you weren't Wil Wheaton.

    7. karohemd 57 months ago | reply

      Well done indeed.

    8. kyouteki 57 months ago | reply

      One of the most incredible cell phone shots I've seen. HTC rocks it.

    9. saffroncisco 57 months ago | reply

      Great photo! And Wil, I love it that you're a derby fan now!

    10. JamesLongPDX 57 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Supreme Awesomeness! Post some, award none., and we'd love to have this added to the group!


    11. Darrell Budic 57 months ago | reply

      That's a great shot for just trying it. I ref derby, and take pics occasionally, and those are hard to get! Funny, I've just been following all the fun you and Scalzi have been having, and found this while searching for a picture to use in a derby program. An, geek overlap...

    12. Mickipedia 57 months ago | reply

      Yay! Thanks for coming out, Wil and for your AWESOME blog post!

    13. Axle Adams 57 months ago | reply

      You should check out Charlie Chu's photos from the bout.

      I can't wait till I'm back down in LA taking photos of the Derby Dolls myself.

    14. SeverianPT 57 months ago | reply

      you did a great job, those pan shots are hella difficult with skaters, you are lucky to get 1 in 50 decent shots

    15. Wil McQueen 57 months ago | reply

      It's always hard to get a keeper when you have milliseconds to work with. Taking photos of my dogs and have the shot before they've moved has been a task but when the great shot is captured, it's all worth the effort. When there's a Wil, there's a way! ;)

    16. ViCorpJap 57 months ago | reply

      I was shooting the TXRD Lonestar girls Saturday & would have been happy with a shoot like that. Glad you enjoyed your first derby game.

    17. D-K-D 57 months ago | reply

      This Masterpiece deserve to appear in :

      " ╠Art Libre-Free Art-Arte Libre-Freie Kunst-invited pix only╣ .

      tag with : "ArtLibre" and consider joining us :o)

      "When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
      [Ansel Adams] - American photographer


    18. The Alastair Collins 57 months ago | reply

      Panning focus is tricky to do, even with an SLR, but doing it with a phone where you have no manual control over the settings is stupidly hard. Congrats on getting a cool shot regardless.

      Also, Roller Derby is teh awesomz

    19. cracklow's faux toes 56 months ago | reply

      that is incredible. i fail at panning.

    20. AmandaLeeeee [deleted] 55 months ago | reply

      I'm kinda jealous of you going to one of the good derby's in the States, the females there are much tougher than us Canadian's :P Must be the rules though. -Shakes fist-

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