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Picturesports
27th of July 2008 (Sun), 01:06
Following Jamie Holladay's example, I thought I'd share as few of the weird stuff images I managed to come up with. These are not going to be to everyones taste ...

1. Vertical slow shutter pan
http://www.nzsportspics.com/potn/weird(2).jpg

2. Trying for gloomy skies but the buildings kind of kill the shot
http://www.nzsportspics.com/potn/weird(3).jpg

3. Angled slow pan - the background at this part of the circuit (Manfield) is full of advertising
http://www.nzsportspics.com/potn/weird(4).jpg

4. Perhaps the least weird of the lot - truth be told I like this one :oops:
http://www.nzsportspics.com/potn/weird(5).jpg

5. Snap zoom
http://www.nzsportspics.com/potn/weird (6).jpg

6. Getting to the point where it is just a mess ....
http://www.nzsportspics.com/potn/weird (7).jpg

Echo63
27th of July 2008 (Sun), 04:11
I really like 2,4,5 they look really cool
the rest are a little messy for my taste

13inches
27th of July 2008 (Sun), 09:15
Can you describe the techniques you used for each of these? I really like #2, #4 and #5!

Jamie Holladay
27th of July 2008 (Sun), 13:05
I like the fact that the nose on the first one is sharp, but I don't like not being able to see the whole car. So to quote a mentor or mine close but no cigar.
I light the cigar for on #4. The only thing to me that would have made this shot any better is if the car in the bottom of the frame was the whole car.
In #5 I like what you are thinking, but I am wanting something to be sharp to draw my eye to. 1/4 is a long exposure for a pit stop wow. Maybe try that one again with out the zoom, keeping the nose/driver sharp and letting the pit crew move creating the blur?

Picturesports
27th of July 2008 (Sun), 16:35
Cool feedback - like your ideas Jamie ... I'm off to Manfeild again soon (where 4 was taken) I'll see what I can come up with.

With luck a few more people will add in some wierd stuff - certainly different from the nicely framed, pin sharp 3/4 shots (and I'd better mention the pans or I'll start that discussion all over agin)

Cheers Dave

Jamie Holladay
27th of July 2008 (Sun), 22:53
I have another missed pan ;) I'll post it tomorrow just for fun.

PhotosGuy
27th of July 2008 (Sun), 23:06
I do that stuff when I get bored, too, so I kind of understand. ;)
Great 1/60th pan in #4 & I like the first one, too.

Picturesports
28th of July 2008 (Mon), 02:19
Can you describe the techniques you used for each of these? I really like #2, #4 and #5!

I'll have a go ...

1 - Pan at 1/80 sec - f14 - rather than do it in landscape and level I did it with the camera in portrait and rather than pan right to left I panned "over" the car as it went past.

2 - Is mostly post processing although I was using a grad filter to darken down the skies.

3 - A less extreeme version of 1 aimed at getting the in focus part of the car across the driver - helped by some post processing in the colours and darkened up slightly - nothing in the PP was used to create the blur.

4 - 1/60 pan at 600mm - perhaps the most traditional of all the shots - this was really made in the framing. I must have 10 of these where there is only one or no cars going in the opposite direction.

5 - Set the camera on something solid and get the shutter speed low - as in 1/4 of a second type slow. Close the shutter and zoom the lens at the same time

6 - The same as 5 except a lot more zoom. I think Jamie has the better idea for these - Go with the slow shutter speed (even slower would be good) and let the movement of the pit crew blur around the driver.

Hope that helped. A lot of this is experimentation rather than great skill and dilligance to the art :oops:

cheers Dave

fubarhouse
28th of July 2008 (Mon), 03:23
I like 2, however I don't see 4 & 5 as being close to 'weird'. In fact, 5 is particuarly uncommon, however I have done this one many of times to make a good photo, the problem with this technique is that it doesn't always work, it seems to work best with a busier background. It can be a rather tricky technique.

#4 is a wonderful pan, may I ask, was this a mode 2 IS pan, what were the settings used?

But all the others (except 3) I would call very abnormal, especially the virticle pan, I'd expect this one more commonly at an amusment park or something.

edit: I love #6 because it is somewhat symmetrical, nice job I think, but I know what you meant to say, overly blurry, like a 30" shutter handheld - bad news. You pulled this one off very well.

Picturesports
28th of July 2008 (Mon), 06:48
No 4 is 1/60 at 600mm F10 Shutter priority - Left of centre Focal Point A1 Servo and mode 2 IS

pumaknight
28th of July 2008 (Mon), 08:56
#1 works for me the most - I love this creative stuff!!

Road_Rebel
28th of July 2008 (Mon), 10:30
pic no.2 ftw!
i do karting :D