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Panning: Woody on the Run
Panning: Woody on the Run

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Breaking New Ground (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S5100
Location: My room
Date: Jan 17, 2005
Aperture: F/2.9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/11
Galleries: Humorous, Action
Date Uploaded: Jan 18, 2005

I've been practicing panning, a technique that allows you to capture someone or something passing in front of you, where the subject is clear and the background shows motion blur. You have to use low shutter speeds and have the camera in your hands in order to follow the subject, thus making it tricky.
I thougt that a way to practice it by myself is with Woody on my left extended arm and handling my camera with my right arm.

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01/26/2005 11:05:00 PM
where's he goin'? hehe. this is great.
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01/26/2005 02:04:14 AM
Thanks everyone for the comments!! Though nobody guessed that this was done hand held.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2005 10:16:01 PM
finally, a woody that I like .)
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01/25/2005 07:01:36 AM
hehe well done - got the woody in here with a unique chnage. 7
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01/22/2005 07:34:17 PM
Love how the horizontal discs of his body coincide with the horizontal motion lines of the background.
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01/22/2005 02:17:07 AM
love the panning, over the woody hehe 7
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01/21/2005 06:28:56 PM
Excellent photo. Great composition. I wonder how long it will take before woody tires? I'd think he could run for quite a distance. He appears as if he enjoys working out a lot. I wonder what he can benchpress....
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01/21/2005 11:53:49 AM
A nice panning effect with a different twist: It is easy to pan a moving object such as a car or someone running. Here you had to contrive the scene which can be done in two ways. One is to station woody and move a background, such as poster board or image. The other is by attaching an extension to base of camera. This extension would then hold woody and he can be panned anywhere. Well done and bumping up.
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01/21/2005 07:23:11 AM
simply done, I bet --- he's attached to the camera or tripod, right? Well done.
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01/20/2005 11:51:24 AM
Made me smile. Man is he fast!
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01/19/2005 10:21:18 PM
nice go at it..
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01/19/2005 07:49:49 PM
Nice shot. Would have liked it more if the blue background blur continued through the left side of the frame. Maybe the little guy was running too fast? :)
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01/19/2005 12:54:06 PM
It really look like on the run...
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01/19/2005 07:54:32 AM
Good shot. I can see the potential here - I presume the manequin is attached to the camera/tripod so they always move together.
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