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Old Jun 20, 2013, 4:58 PM   #1
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 5:00 PM   #2
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 5:06 PM   #3
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Very nice shots.

There are situations, however, when a little bit of motion blur is a good thing.
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I agree with regards some motion blur... but I couldn't get too creative as I had a job to do- catch as many riders as possible- and with up to 1000 riders whizzing by,was not a priority...!!
Just out of curiosity TCav, what kind of shutter speed would you use for a bit of wheel blur/panning shot...? 1/40th... maybe...?
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No.1/40 is too slow. My guess is that most of the shots you posted are of the cyclists going up-hill, so they're not going very fast, and no motion blur is ok. But for the ones going down hill, a little bit of blur on the spokes is a good idea.

If you're stationary , the spokes on the bottom of the wheel will be sharp but the ones on top should be a blurred. If you're panning or moving along with them, motion blur is harder to get. In either situation, I think 1/640 is too fast. I'd try maybe half that. 1/320 will give you twice the motion blur you're getting now, which (given the reduced resolution images you posted) isn't very much.
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1/60-1/150 is good for motion blur with a panning technique.

1/25th too slow



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While the shots nymphetamine posted are certainly dramatic, that's more motion blur than I was talking about. I think blurring the beautiful backgrounds in SIMON40's shots would detract from the images. I was just talking about a little bit of blur on the spokes to preserve the sense of movement, instead of having them look like they were frozen in time.
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