Subject: Cars passing by
We're still on the doorstep sheltering from the rain unfortunately. This is only the second time I've attempted 'panning' with the camera, so using the tripod for this predictable subject seemed like a good strategy to get half-decent results. I started with a quick shutter speed and went all the way down to some slow speeds which I hoped would give a big range of results for comparison.
|From left to right: 1/125 sec, 1/60 sec, 1/30 sec|
|From left to right: 1/30 sec, 1/20 sec, 1/10 sec|
|Left: 1/30 sec, Right: 1/60 sec|
While I do like some of the images at longer shutter speeds from the previous exercise where the subjects movement was completely blurred, (I enjoy making these type of shots at night which results in fantastic light trails from the cars lights) my favourite is the panning shot at 1/20 sec. It is so sharp, the car stands out well from the blurred foreground and background, and the detail of the spinning alloy wheel really draws my attention. I enjoyed practicing the panning technique and will be keeping an eye out for situations where I can use it again.