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Old Feb 16, 2011, 7:49 PM   #1
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some panning shots from the airport, K5 with DA 55-300

frozen in touchdown, 1/20s


Sunset, hdr from 5 shots processed for contrast


Brakes applied; 1/20s


Pushing the limits; 1/10s..


Over the top; iso1600 1/13s 300mm f5.8; sharpness isn't there but for the fun of it
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Old Feb 16, 2011, 8:09 PM   #2
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I like the first one very much, though I wish the rear wing weren't cut off. I also like the last one; you're right that it's not particularly sharp, but it has a very dynamic quality that I like.
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Great series, those are very sharp for such seriously low shutter speeds.
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I guess you were using such low shutter speeds to get the backgrounds blurred ? Sharp all things considered.

I like :-
#1 - very sharp and background blurred
#2 - huge Sun ! Nice HDR.
#5 - shame about the noise - have you run that through noise reduction software ? I'm sure most of that would clean up !

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Very nice! I also really like your sunset..you got the sun just perfect..
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Perfect lighting on #1 and very good sharpness. Too bad about a part of the tail being cropped. Panning is a tough skill to master...I'm still very much in a practice mode!

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Thanks all

forgot to mention; these were all shot at DNG format.

@ Frogfish, the sun was quite weak which is why I dared to zoom in on it; But it also caused the available light to be too weak for nice and clean low-iso shots. So the panning was a bit out of necessity too

I did try some noise reduction on the last one, but didn't dare to go too deep with it, it would degrade the IQ to much. The photo is too soft to try and salvage in PP I think; But -and I couldn't find the right words why, but Mtnman did- I felt like sharing it anyway. I'll try that angle more and see if I can get something decent out of it

Here's one more HDR, a bit more profound. Shot with the DA 10-17mm fish-eye. So far I've been using that lens for VR panoramas, but it seems to work quite well for 'stand alone' images too.

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A gorgeous pano made from a pretty boring scene if I'm honest !
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Well done, I too love the sunset and the action in the last.

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The 10-17 can be great fun for stand-alone shots, it gives a unique perspective. The panning shots are really good.
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