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Old Apr 18, 2011, 10:02 PM   #1
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Default Bodies In Motion - Panning (or Not)

I'm late getting this one posted, I took the pictures last week.

#1. Panning (I don't shoot this type of thing very often, so the challenge was a good excuse to practice).



#2. Or not.



The difference is both shutter speed and camera movement, a fun exercise.
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Old Apr 19, 2011, 6:44 PM   #2
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Not sure that you are late mtngal. I think the next challenge was issued early. wish I could pan as well as you.

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Old Apr 19, 2011, 10:19 PM   #3
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My only practice with panning has been street traffic like this. It's more a matter of getting the shutter speed right, being smooth with the action and finding a car traveling at an appropriate speed (not too slow). I always have to take multiple pictures to get a couple that I like at this location since there's a traffic light not far from where I'm shooting from (a parking garage, great place for picture-taking) and my skills are still limited. Some day I'll go somewhere that has more interesting subjects and see if my practice pays off, or if it will be a totally different game.
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For some reason unknown to me I like the second shot. I think it has to do with the pedestrian havng a look of puzzlement as to what is that in front of him which I think your shot gives even more impact by making the car 's motion work well.
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I agree, Selvin. It was a lucky shot - I had planned on using the fellow at the corner with a long shutter speed to blur the car as much as I could, but never expected that he'd give the puzzled look just as the car went by. I thought it was really funny, but wasn't sure if it would translate to others, the background is fairly busy. It's not perfect, but a fun, lucky capture.
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