Weekly Photo Challenge: Movement

Panning a kitebuggy who changes direction halfway

First of all, apologies for the lack of posting this week, I have been sick with a headcold since Tuesday (its Sunday here) and only today do I feel better.  It is still cold winter outside even with the sun shining, so Im digging into my archives for some movement photos.  I have found capturing movement quite hard, it is easy to set the shutterspeed fast enough to capture a single frame, but then they look frozen and isolated.

Panning is the technique most people use to give some context to the image, with the subject frozen (as much as possible) but with the blurred background giving an idea of the movement involved.  Thats how I captured the image above, a friend was out kitebuggying on the beach, let me know so I could come down and shoot.  This is one of the more experienced guys, who was racing past me and I was down on my knees panning with him, when he suddenly changed direction!


At the estuary not far from my house, kiteboarding and windsurfing are favourite activities, I went out one cold windy day and experimented with panning and movement shots

High shutterspeed kiteboarding shot, giving the ‘frozen’ look to the water

Above is the high shutterspeed version, giving that lovely frozen look to the waterspray

Ghost Girl

I am not really sure how this was captured technically.  Its at a Roller Derby event, inside at night.  Using my 70-200 F4 IS L in the ambient light (which was not that photography friendly).  I was panning them as they came round the curve, and I think she must have been moving a bit faster than the pack, so that I got this ghostly double exposure type image for her.

So there you go, not much movement from me today, but lots of great images will be posted for this challenge:










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Mad keen photographer figuring it out as she goes!
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9 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Movement

  1. pixitales says:

    These have wonderful movement and are very interesting also, Great job!

  2. Margie says:

    I like the Roller derby best – the colours are beautiful!

  3. themofman says:

    Nice shots. I think you’re doing just fine.

  4. Amar Naik says:

    nice clicks

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