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Panning Practice

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by rrx3, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. rrx3

    rrx3

    266
    Jun 14, 2008
    Wiltshire, UK
    I got a chance last weekend, to photograph a closed speed trial event held by the local Vintage Motorcycle Club. Instead of spending my time at the 'christmas tree', I thought I'd practice some panning. It's a weak spot in my rep! Sorry about the watermark..

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  2. they look alright, sharp
     
  3. Pamani

    Pamani

    97
    Jan 12, 2009
    Sacramento/Newark
    they look great.
     
  4. Richard_R

    Richard_R

    Mar 26, 2009
    Australia
    What a beautiful old Douglas in #2.
    Any more photos from the event?
     
  5. rrx3

    rrx3

    266
    Jun 14, 2008
    Wiltshire, UK
    Richard - yes, about 700! A few more are at my Flickr pages, but I am still wading through them. More soon!
     
  6. rrx3

    rrx3

    266
    Jun 14, 2008
    Wiltshire, UK
    Phil & Pamani - thanks for the comments!
     
  7. nice job on the panning

    don't apologize about the watermark
     
  8. rrx3

    rrx3

    266
    Jun 14, 2008
    Wiltshire, UK
    Paul - Thanks!
     
  9. taat2d

    taat2d

    Sep 28, 2007
    NYC
    Great shots. That second bike is VERY stripped down. I like the looks of it. What is it?
     
  10. They looked good. Panning is something I haven't done. Need to practice.
     
  11. Panning has always alluded me as far as a skill I've tried to pick up.

    Great work!
     
  12. Can you post your pics a bit larger . . They dont look bad at that size, but difficult to tell. You need to work on your composition to make the pics look interesting though . .
     
  13. idleowen

    idleowen

    377
    Aug 19, 2008
    Australia
    interesting enough for me...well done!
     
  14. rrx3

    rrx3

    266
    Jun 14, 2008
    Wiltshire, UK
    I know it's a vintage Douglas. My notes are in my bag at home - I'll try and get more details..:smile:
     
  15. rrx3

    rrx3

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    Jun 14, 2008
    Wiltshire, UK
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    and finally a new one..

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  16. Richard_R

    Richard_R

    Mar 26, 2009
    Australia

    For those who are interested the Douglas engine is a flat twin like a BMW motorcycle except the cylinders are in line with the bike. One cylinder points to the front wheel and one to the rear. That thing under the riders right knee is actually the gearbox which sits above the read cylinder.
     
  17. Oldtime

    Oldtime

    Jul 5, 2006
    Durham, NC
    Love the old bikes -nice series
    Colors appear flat - panning looks good
    Mark
     
  18. taat2d

    taat2d

    Sep 28, 2007
    NYC
    I LOVE the look of that Douglas Bike!! Any idea what year it is? I don't think I've ever seen one of those before.
     
  19. rrx3

    rrx3

    266
    Jun 14, 2008
    Wiltshire, UK
    Mark. Thanks for the comments..
     
  20. rrx3

    rrx3

    266
    Jun 14, 2008
    Wiltshire, UK
    I have put up a few more in a small gallery

    Not all are vintage, obviously. Thanks for looking!
     
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