Cruising Around by mikegifford

Cruising Around

Random panning shooting today before I hopped on the bike for a ride. The weather in getting warmer and it is well past time to get back into some warmer weather and dropping a few pounds for the really long ride days coming.....
Looks perfectly executed to my eye!
April 20th, 2014  
Great panning!
April 20th, 2014  
That's an excellent shot and I'm very envious! Lovely in mono too!
April 20th, 2014  
how does one capture movement and blur the background only??
April 20th, 2014  
Great shot, excellent
April 20th, 2014  
l had success at this once but am not sure I could duplicate it today! Amazing capture! Start out slow with the riding!
April 20th, 2014  
Fav!!
April 20th, 2014  
Very neat pan
April 20th, 2014  
@sarahview Sarah, the technique is called panning. You can search 365 for examples since it has been in the camera technique challenges a few times. You set your shuttle speed, exposure and ISO so that a slow shutter speed doesn't overexpose the overall capture. Depending on the distance you are from the subject and the lighting you'll usually need something around 1/15 to 1/60 of a second. For this shot I had to crank up the f-stop to f/32 at 1/40 sec and ISO 200. Use continuous focus and high speed shutter and track the subject and trigger several shots once you are tracking at a steady rate. It does take a bit of practice but bicycles, autos and motorcycles are great to work with and easy to find.

Here is a photo I posted that won the Camera Setting Challenge #7 in June of 2012: http://365project.org/mikegifford/overflow-extras/2012-06-23

And here is information from technique challenge 15: http://365project.org/discuss/themes-competitions/19789/technique-challenge-15-panning-photography

Have fun!
April 21st, 2014  
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