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diaxio Jul 19, 2010 1:57 PM

my second attemp
here is a picture of my first attemp at panning before the advise still on a kit lens looking to get a better one with more reach.

and my second attempt after trying out the advise i was given from the first attempt.

shutter speed 1/80th
F-stop f16
iso 100
metering center weighted

Bynx Jul 19, 2010 2:32 PM

That second shot is really good. Run the pic through Shadow/Highlight to bring out some details on the bike and rider and it will be damn near perfect. Only fuzz I see is with drives head.

JohnG Jul 19, 2010 2:32 PM

Better yes. Do you have the original of the second photo? Just curious how much you cropped it. The tough thing with this shot is the plane of travel doesn't really match the pan - the leg and back wheel are in good focus but the front half of the bike - including the head of the rider are not. That's what makes things tough - the tighter the framing the more evident the flaws. Still a much better photo than the original. But I am still curious about how much you cropped.

diaxio Jul 19, 2010 2:36 PM

i didnt crop the shot at all i only played with the saturation vibrance, and a little sharpen in photoshop other wise its straight from the camera. i can post the original that has no changes to it

JohnG Jul 19, 2010 2:40 PM

No need to post the original. What I wanted to tell was whether the issues I was seeing were a focus problem or simply a physics problem - and I think it's like I said - the issue with the rider's head and front of bike are more likely due to the subject moving in a slightly different direction than your pan. Did you take a sequence of shots? If so, you might find the direction sorted itself out and a shot before or after this one had things moving more in sequence with your pan. Still, it really is a big improvement.

diaxio Jul 19, 2010 2:45 PM

i did take a sequence of shots i think this was the best of that set i will look again

Bynx Jul 19, 2010 5:22 PM

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Can you see a difference here?

diaxio Jul 19, 2010 7:58 PM

yea i can see the difference between the 2 pictures bringing out alot more detail

Ordo Jul 19, 2010 8:00 PM

Isn't it too slow for such a tricky pick. I would go 1/250 or so.
Proper panning should sure you a blurred background anyway.

Scouse Jul 25, 2010 11:15 PM

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I really like what you're trying to do here, you seem to enjoy it so keep at it. You're really close.
It looked like a really sunny day out there but the pic looked a little 'muddy'. I tried to bring out the sunny day and the shadow of the bike on the track.
I took the liberty of cropping to show what I meant about leaving more space in front of the bike to "give him somewhere to go". Just a thing of mine.
As Ordo said, you do need a little more shutter speed. you could try pushing your ISO up a tad to 200, then going to F8 would give you plenty of DOF, that would give you a slightly faster shutter.

Keep it up I'd like to see more.

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