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The Boat Races 2015: gif animation

A gif animation at the start of men’s boat race on 11 April 2015

I am ambivalent towards gif animations in general, since they are a little disruptive and jagged, but at times they are an interesting medium to convey movement. This gif animation, composed of 50 images taken on 11 April 2015 in Putney and created using Google+ auto-awesome motion function, shows the start of the race between the men’s boats of Oxford and Cambridge Universities. The boats may be a little difficult to find, as they appear small, but they are in the middle of the animation. For a brief description and other images taken on the day, click here.