Took last Thu off and used some hotel points to take my daughter into the city for the busker-fest and book shopping. From the hotel room had a great view of a path cutting across an abandoned lot. When I was in uni it used to have a bunch of slum apartments for the student crowd, so I guess the local authority finally wised up and tore it down!
First go at a 'zoom blur' which I've read about but never attempted before (this is probably take 34!). Kind of neat you focus zoomed in then twist your zoom to a wider angle while pressing the shutter. Needs a speed slow enough to blur the zoom without losing too much detail on the center. A heavy camera with light zoom helps! Probably a tripod would have helped more