Duck, pigeon!

duck, pigeon!

© Miles Pilling

I was moving down a street fairly close behind this lady when she suddenly ducked to avoid a pigeon that flew up from the ground. It was a spontaneous moment that I managed to capture just because I happened to have my camera in my hand!

This blog is a record of some of the photographs I have taken since being diagnosed with a type of motor neurone disease (known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease in the US).

I’m disabled, but am determined MND won’t stop me enjoying my passion for capturing life through a lens. So, after years of wearing out my shoes walking with heavy cameras, these days I take most of my photos from a mobility scooter with small Olympus micro four third kit.

Click on the pages in the site menus for my story and more of my pictures, and do visit again soon. The site is regularly updated.

The photo was taken on 4 wheels with an Olympus OMD EM5 ii and a 17mm f1.8 lens – 500th sec, f4.5, iso 400 (it’s been very dark and gloomy here!). I’ve begun to experiment with a 34mm equivalent prime and zooming with my wheels – much as I used to with my feet – instead of relying on a conspicuous zoom lens. I hope you like the results 🙂