Had a great chance for a fun shoot of lots of different people this weekend. The weather was the best we’ve had all year and my photoclub (Images Internation Photo Club) met at the Westbroekpark in The Hague to simply have an excuse to take shots of everyone and see what could be done. Some of us tried to use our 50mm fixed focus lenses with the aperture wide open to get some practice with shallow depth of field. I did too, but noticed with my Canon at least, the 50mm F1.8 is very slow to focus in comparison to a USM motor in a better lens. Still, it’s all good practice. Thus the park probably had around 50000€ of photo equipment if you add everyone’s kit bags together. What we are going to do with all the photos is not yet clear. Watch this space. For the time being, I had a go at using CS4’s photomerge function. It does work but it’s not quite as “straight out of the box” as it looks. Those who hate panoramas please look away now…..