Image taken Friday, May 10, 2013. Posted Sunday, May 12, 2013
License: CC-BY-NC-SA (What does this mean?)



Queens Park, Ipswich
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

This is for my get-pushed-42 challenge from @noragentian: "What do you think about a panning shot? You can choose if the main object should be sharp or blurred by movement."

I went out shooting at Queens Park with my gr8 m8-o-m9 Al Warren. We set out to do star trails, but in between I tried the panning shot. There is a medium sweeping downhill run past the park and the hoons were doing laps. I only saw this motorcyclist once though. I found that I got a better result if I didn't have the camera up to my eye, but just aimed and panned with it at chest level. The triptych processing was Al's idea!

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 15mm
Exposure: 1/8" @ f/3.5, ISO 3200 (Manual exposure, panning movement)

Post processing:

Photoshop Elements 6 (Mac) -

  1. Crop and align each image
Lightroom 4 -
  1. Preset: B&W Look 5, which uses desaturation to get a B&W image, with shadow levels -15, temp +60 and tint +25.
  2. Shadows -50, black clipping -85

The wash-up:

Not especially clear, but when I saw the preview on camera, I knew this is the one I wanted to keep.

What would you do?

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