Weekly Photo Challenge: Movement

I knew exactly what to use for this theme. A few weeks ago, I was walking home when I noticed that there was a large race meeting taking place in the cycling track by my house. It turned out that it was a National Youth Cycling event! I spoke to the organiser and get permission to come back with my camera.

I quickly researched some sport photography techniques (thank you, Internet!) and headed out with my camera to try and capture some good shots using the panning technique. This is where you move the camera at the same speed as the subject, pressing the shutter during the movement. Hopefully, this results in a sharp subject and blurred background, giving an impression of speed.

It required a lot of experimentation with settings but I managed to get a few I was very happy with! This, I think, is the best one:

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12 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Movement

  1. Great motion shot – so glad you found this opportunity waiting for you!

  2. Jo Bryant says:

    great image…caught movement well

  3. Margie says:

    Lovely photo. This technique worked out very well. I’ll have to try it sometime!

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  5. Bams Triwoko says:

    Great shot… 🙂

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