NPhoto - - Apprentice -

This shot was the cul­mi­na­tion of ev­ery­thing Adam had taught me about shut­ter speed, pan­ning and angling the cam­era. With the cam­era set on con­tin­u­ous aut­o­fo­cus and con­tin­u­ous drive mode, and with my thumb pressed down on the AF-ON but­ton to aut­o­fo­cus, I tracked this clas­sic Amer­i­can car through the viewfinder and fired off a short burst as it passed. Be­cause I’d been prac­tis­ing my pan­ning tech­nique, and be­cause the car had to slow down to ne­go­ti­ate the bend, I was able to go as low as 1/80 sec and still get the car sharp. I love the way the dra­matic an­gle adds a sense of speed and drama, while the blues in the car, the kerb and the bar­ri­ers in the back­ground tie the whole thing to­gether nicely.

EX­PO­SURE 1/80 sec, f/18, ISO200 LENS Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

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