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    Expressing movement

    Some photographers and myself we decided to shoot under a theme or subject for August.
    It is not for competition but for leisure as we criticize each others wishing to make better photography.
    This month the theme is movement.
    My proposals go like this:
    1. Pan shot. Done with the G9, using the built in flash. They were just passing and I decided to shoot.
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    2. Different approach: trees under the wind. Long exposure shot during day time. I had to "darken" the lens with a NDF and a CPF. Just a 10 seconds shot.
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    3. Pan again with the G9. I just followed the car and I like the trails.
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    4. On the way back from a small night shot I used the 5D for this one. It translates movement. Camera hand holded camera while driving.
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    Re: Expressing movement

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    Nice shots, Antonio...

    I like the 1st shot... its come out very well... you hv done a nice job..

    The blue car's night shot also looks very interesting...

    As a coincidence, i too was taking pics, the other day,trying to convey a sense of movement !

    If u permit ... I will post a couple... just to see how you feel...
    Last edited by Davee; 22nd November 2008 at 11:56 AM.

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    Re: Expressing movement

    Sure Davee. Go ahead.
    Meanwhile I show you a picture of one of the most beautufull temples I have ever seen.
    I was very sorry I could not take pictures inside...
    The photo is not very good, I know. The white balance is not correct...
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    Whoala !

    The "temple" that you have captured, is in fact , the royal palace of the maharaja(King) of Mysore... my very own home town...

    It is known as Ambavilas Palace, you have taken the side view of it...

    Yea... it looks dazzling under lights !

    That was very nice to see it over here, Antonio...

    Have you been there , Antonio ??

    Thnx 4 your invite to post my pics, I promise to put it by monday...

    Actually, I had taken the pics in my bro-in-law's cam.. which he has taken out..

    Aha ! Again by co-incidence, he too happens to have the same name... you do !

    Thnx 4 ur reply again !!

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    Re: Expressing movement

    Long time ago...

    Sorry Davee Yes I have been to Mysore and we visited the palace.
    Still have those pictures ?

    Cheers

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    Antonio,

    Nice shots. Was it possible to use slow shutter synch for the 3rd photo? I have a felling that the car is moving backwards due to headlights. Was it your idea?

    Regards,
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    Re: Expressing movement

    Quote Originally Posted by Destructor View Post
    Antonio,

    Nice shots. Was it possible to use slow shutter synch for the 3rd photo? I have a felling that the car is moving backwards due to headlights. Was it your idea?

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    Pavel, these are not nice shots. Just trivial photographs
    The car was moving forward. I do not understand why slow shutter synch could help the 3.ed photo...


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    Re: Expressing movement

    Antonio,

    Sorry. Second curtain synch has to be instead of slow shutter one. Typo again

    Regards,
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    Re: Expressing movement

    Quote Originally Posted by Destructor View Post
    Antonio,

    Sorry. Second curtain synch has to be instead of slow shutter one. Typo again

    Regards,
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    I am afraid but I don't know the difference that would do in this specific photograph...

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    Re: Expressing movement

    Quote Originally Posted by Antonio Correia View Post
    I am afraid but I don't know the difference that would do in this specific photograph...
    He is suggesting second cutain sync for the flash instead of just a normal slow shutter speed with a first curtain flash. The reason is to do with the odd issue in your 3rd image where the cars lights are blured ahead of the car as if it is firing a laserbeam.

    The reason this occurs is that the normal flash is triggered when the shutter's first curtain opens all the way. This freezes the action but the remainder of the exposure (until the second curtain closes) is still absorbing light (creating the blured image). In otherwords you are grabbing a still image and then overlaying a blurred image afterward.

    A better way to do it is to set the camera to second curtain sync. This will start the exposure but won't trigger the flash as soon as the first curtain is open. Instead it waits (collecting light and a blurred image) and then, just before the second curtain starts to close the flash goes off and freezes the action. This means you have the blur first and then the frozen car image so the blur appears behind the car, which look more natural. Here is a video http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&fe...&v=_zlvVBDKbhI which shows some examples. The shots that match what you are doing appear at about the 5.20 point.

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    Re: Expressing movement

    Dan,

    CiC is the best photo forum I have ever seen. I wonder how this place attracts too many "heavy" professionals who share their brilliant expirence merely... FOR FREE! Have been seeking the same in Russia and found nothing. Why am I writing this?? Aaahh.. Just in order to thank you for the reply above.

    P.S. Gents, you are amazing.

    Regards,
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    Re: Expressing movement

    Thank you Dan.
    I was not aware of this difference in this particular case.

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    Hi Antonio,

    I took this whist driving with one hand on the wheel at 250MPH in my Bugatti Veyron ...

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    OK, some of the above may not have been entirely accurate

    Ok, Ok, none of the above was accurate at all!

    Just wanted to show the old "zoom the lens during the exposure" trick in the hope that it might give you an idea to convey movenet!

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    Re: Expressing movement

    Thank you Colin.

    I have done somehow similar a few years ago also using the zoom.
    I was at a hight point with a view over Setubal.
    Today I would have done it better.

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    and also an old one where movement is expressed with camera movement, not lens movement
    All old files...

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    Re: Expressing movement

    One of the early homework assignments in NYIP's Professional Photographer certificate program is to take a still picture showing movement of something. Since I spend a lot of time in rural areas, I waited until I found some horses which, in the summer, ALWAYS have their tails moving to chase off the flies. So, I picked a southbound horse and stood facing his north end. Got my picture. It turns out that, for this particular horse, I wound up with the tail in an L-shape because only the last 5-6 inches of his tail were chasing the flies away. The rest of the tail remained perfectly still!

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    Re: Expressing movement

    V, show us your work if you please.

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    Re: Expressing movement

    Or you could do a multiple exposure, like these falling leaves.

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