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MuCars in (slow) motion

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by atomic, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. atomic

    atomic Mu-43 Veteran

    224
    Nov 3, 2011
    Last weekend I went to one of my favorite car shows: the Micro and Mini car show at Larz Andersen Auto Museum. As part of the show, the many of the car owners line up their cars and take spectators for rides around the grounds of the museum, typically at about 5mph. It's quite fun and it's this feature that really makes this show stand out amoung the car shows that I attend, so I wanted to find a way to capture it...

    Method:
    Panasonic 25mm on EPM1
    Manual Focus (zone focused to area that cars will travel through)
    Shutter Priority (set to 1/60, the slowest I could set without the aperture closing completely)
    I.S.2 (this compensates for up/down motion but not side/side. Not sure this was needed.)
    Technique - panning (follow the car while shooting, if you get it right the car is sharp, but the background is motion blurred)

    Here are a few results, comments questions and suggestions welcome!

    P7151644-L.

    P7151758-L.

    P7151662-L.

    P7151791-L.
     
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  2. David A

    David A Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 30, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    If I'm correct, the car in #3 is a Ford Anglia which was the first car I owned, bought used in 1971. I learnt to drive in that car.

    Thanks for the nostalgia trip. I probably belong in the museum with the car :)
     
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  3. atomic

    atomic Mu-43 Veteran

    224
    Nov 3, 2011
    Thanks, David! You're right. Time to update my description. :)
     
  4. tuanies

    tuanies Mu-43 Veteran

    227
    Jun 13, 2011
    Graham, WA
    Tuan Huynh
    Awesome shots, especially the Subaru 360