Monday, July 15, 2013

Get Your Motor Running

3 comments:

Pat said...

Great shot. This is what you call panning with the camera with the subject, right? Wonderful capture!

Kcalpesh said...

Great shot in motion! Nice panning!


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Stephen Baird said...

Pat,
Well, it's kinda like panning. Uh, sorta.
For this shot, I was driving a car along highway 40 coming back into Albuquerque from Santa Fe and this biker was riding on a road across the highway on a service road at about 65mph. I got my D90 with the 80-400mm zoom lens so I could pull the bike in from long range. As I was driving I turned completely sideways in the drivers seat and synchronized the car speed and bike speed while firing about two hundred shots at different shutter speeds. This shot was 1/40th of a sec so the photo blurs a bit more than you would like. I was operating the gas/brake pedels and the camera while my wife was the eyes out front and the steering the car from the passenger seat. We were not in heavy traffic or I would not do this ... and I don't recommend that anyone does this because it is obviously dangerous ... but I have been living with this kind of (fun) thing my whole life. Ask my mom.
NikonSniper Steve