Here the fan is a secondary player. I was lying on the sofa in our living room reading and I happened to look up. I was struck by the pattern of light cast by a table lamp onto the ceiling. The fan just adds a bit of visual variety to the image.
Again a chance image. I was having lunch at a nearby restaurant: Holy Smoke – it’s a great barbecue place with a large selection of beers, many of which I’d never heard of. I was waiting for my food to arrive and playing with my camera. I glanced around to see if there was anything “picture worthy”. Eventually I looked up and saw the fan with its static light fixtures and spinning blades. It took a few different shutter speeds before I got the kind of blur that I wanted.