I checked a message earlier today showing some race pictures and it got me curious about panning vehicle shots. Having the granddaughters over this after took up my time...I enjoyed making bracelets, necklaces, and ballon dogs with them. We had a good time. They left a little before sundown so I thought to myself...why not get some panning shots of cars passing by the house....
The sun was going down. The vehicles are all driving into the sun (weird how that worked out). I think i probably took 30 some odd shots in about fifteen minutes. Only about 1/2 dozen turned out fairly decent...definitely nothing special. I'd read shutter recommendations from 1/125sec to 1/200sec. Light was fading so mostly shot between f3.2-f4. Lots of room for improvement for me, but I enjoyed seeing what I could come up with. At least I have an idea of what I'm doing if I give it a shot again!!! These vehicles were probably traveling 50-55mph, none came by in a hurry...maybe it was the driving into the sun that slowed them down. 55mph and shooting at 1/160sec doesn't seem to give a lot of blur.
The first image is to show you the cropping that was done on the close-up images. I was shooting with a Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 zoomed all the way out while sitting in a rocking chair on the front porch recuperating from the granddaughters' visit.
Any comments or recommendations are appreciated. I know these images are NOT that great, common vehicles, and not the greatest captures...I'm just trying to get an idea about how to take these shots. (I left the word "not" out when I first wrote this...wishful thinking, I guess ).
Thanks for looking, Ed
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