Speed

Really must be seen in Original size.

Panning shot of a speedboat on the river. I'm really quite proud of this one, especially when you look closely at the boat.

Taken during Day #1 of the Xenedis Visit Brisbanites Flickr Meetup weekend.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 24th March 2007, This photo: 6:02pm

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  • Lalalian said:
    Phwoar!!!!!! That's really cool!!! {:-D
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Lara :) I'm quite chuffed.
  • -spam- said:
    Great action shot. Why cant there be anything fast moving on the river when im there? haha
  • David de Groot said:
    Well you could practice on the CityCats... ;-)
  • -spam- said:
    May just try that tomorrow.
  • ferrous said:
    had a look at the original size. far out. consider me terribly impressed.

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  • David de Groot said:
    Me too! and I took it!
  • picsbymac said:
    Excellent David!!
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    Wow - it's incredible at original - a perfect panning shot - the boat is so perfectly crisp and clear - well done, Dave - I'm impressed :-)
  • Margot- said:
    Woah! Amazing action shot, David!
  • Cyron said:
    I got the same great panning, but I have to say, you have the better composition



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  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Melissa :) Opportunistic photography strikes again!

    I'm thinking I might need to do an even closer crop of just the boat and water at some stage David, it really did turn out well. Mind you this was one of eight shots taken as it passed by (pretty much the entire burst buffer for raw shots on the 400d).

    Thanks Margot ! :-)

    I wondered if anyone else got the boat Cyron.
  • Chris Blomquist said:
    Speed...... INDEED!
  • Mark McCowen said:
    You're right about the original size. I guess size does matter....
  • David de Groot said:
    In this case, yes, yes it does ;-)
  • traceyisanozzy said:
    Very cool shot David, but it won't let me see the original size! :-((
  • David de Groot said:
    What about now Tracey ?
  • Xenedis said:
    I think I was the only person who didn't shoot that speedboat. :-)
  • traceyisanozzy said:
    Yes David it worked!!
    Wow that was like seeing it at the Drive Inn LOL....very impressive, you've captured this SO well! :-)
  • ferrous said:
    - nope. i didn't get it either. i wasn't even close to being able to get that. i just *watched* it go past. lol!

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  • timbobee said:
    Excellent.
  • David de Groot said:
    Well you and Coralie, Johnno. Ironically, both of you had cameras/lenses with panning (mode 2) IS which probably would have made the shot easier at the longer focal lengths involved.

    Glad that worked Tracey :)

    Thanks Tim - quite chuffed with this indeed.
  • ferrous said:
    really? hmm. i thought i'd have no chance with my camera! perhaps i'll have to set myself up in a place one time where there's lots of zooming things going past so i can try it.

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  • David de Groot said:
    Yep - go into the menus and find the IS setting, change it to Panning, then use Tv mode to set your shutter to about 1/30 or 1/25, also helps to set the drive mode to continuous (or burst). Track your subject and then just hold the shutter down while you follow through. At least one of the shots in the burst should come out :)
  • ferrous said:
    as i said, "i thought i'd have no chance with my camera!" mainly perhaps because i didn't know all that & even if i did, there's no way i would have had it set up in time before the boat was long gone. lol!!

    this'll definitely be a project for a time when i know some fast moving objects will be coming past. :-)
  • -spam- said:
    "this'll definitely be a project for a time when i know some fast moving objects will be coming past. :-)"

    Find a nice shady spot in the city and just take heaps of shots of the cars that go by until you get the hang of it. Worked for me =D
  • David de Groot said:
    That's how I practiced too :)
  • FrAcTuReD...fOtOs said:
    I don't know about a tighter crop David. I am being more influenced every day by the P&S longviews.
    I love the images sense of lightning fast speed!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Jeff. I think the idea of a tighter crop is because unless you look at the large or original sizes, it doesn't have the same visual impact as say a nice close shot would. I still like this one as it is, but I could see others might prefer being closer to the action.