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Challenge: Motion Panning II (Basic Editing)
Collection: studio
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Canon
Location: VT - usa
Date: Jan 16, 2007
ISO: 200
Date Uploaded: Jan 16, 2007

we'll see how this goes over. i'm actually not as fast as a speeding bullet. but i might be smarter than one ;}

i sort of wish this was under advanced editing. my original plan with this effort was to create a rig to mount onto the top of the camera with the bullet fixed in front of the lens. i was then going to find some colorful and contrasty places and spin around as the image was captured. but i would have had to clone out the support - so i came up with an alternative plan.

i tried to create the illusion of high speed photography. everything in the image is actually sitting quite still.

i set a piece of plexi-glass on a couple boxes with a pretty bright flourescent shop lamp about 2 inches underneath. some colorful paper is on top of the plexi.

about 12 inches above that is another very clean piece of plexi-glass - with the bullet placed on that.

550ex off to right bounced of a white reflector above the bullet. this, in combination with the strong backlighting, prevented any reflections on the plex-glass and the print.

i used a pretty wide aperture, and longish exposure to balance the reflected light from the flash and the filtered backlight.

the sigma 105mm is at about a 1:1.5 magnification.



Statistics
Place: 69 out of 131
Avg (all users): 5.2446
Avg (commenters): 4.8929
Avg (participants): 4.6207
Avg (non-participants): 5.3811
Views since voting: 930
Views during voting: 736
Votes: 323
Comments: 29
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01/23/2007 11:56:24 PM
nice trick I guess!!!
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01/23/2007 10:32:09 PM
Too good to be true.
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01/23/2007 04:27:51 PM
I wasn't sure what to think of this; I like it, but I didn't get a feeling of motion from it. While the subject is in sharp focus and I know what it is, and likely that it was moving very, very fast (and am intrigued with how you captured it), I still don't buy it as a motion panning shot (stop action, maybe), but without a distinct background, the motion panning aspect is lost on me.
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01/22/2007 11:24:42 PM
heavily photoshoped
01/22/2007 08:27:03 PM
clever, nice image, not sure it fits the challenge.
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01/22/2007 05:47:25 PM
LOL great way to fake it! I love it.
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01/22/2007 04:49:16 PM
Nice shot but I boubt you panned a moving bullet and just happened to capture it in a motion panning way. I could be wrong. Great shot though.
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01/21/2007 10:28:52 PM
I may be wrong, but the unblurred specks on the background lead me to believe that there's no motion happening here, merely the attempted illusion of it...
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01/21/2007 04:11:30 PM
Cool effect, I am assuming that this is a stationary bullet on a painted surface, but it looks like it is flying to me.
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01/21/2007 08:56:18 AM
This is an excellent capture, though it looks more like extreme frozen motion than panned motion. I wonder if it would even be possible to truly pan the motion of a bullet, with the rate at which it travels? Hope you'll post how you did this.
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01/20/2007 10:50:14 PM
DNMC
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01/19/2007 11:53:18 PM
sorry, not enough context to give me a sense of motion.
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01/19/2007 07:41:12 PM
wow .... and HOW!! =8
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01/18/2007 07:33:07 AM
don't no how you did this, but I hope knowone got in your way.
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01/18/2007 07:25:53 AM
is that a bullet?
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01/18/2007 05:40:54 AM
Is this really motion panning?

Cool idea though.
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01/17/2007 11:14:51 PM
hmmm...i wonder how this was done. if i was sure of the process, i'd give it more than a 7
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01/17/2007 10:47:09 PM
i'm guessing this is not you motion panning a bullet being shot out of a gun? if so wow, you should get the ribbon for having some really good reflexes.
the bullet seems to be too frozen to me.
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01/17/2007 10:08:38 PM
I can't imagine how you achieved this with motion panning... intigued?
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01/17/2007 09:23:02 PM
Image quality - 1. Composition - .5. Lighting - 1.5. Post Processing - 1. Choice of Subject - 1.5. TOTAL SCORE - 6
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01/17/2007 01:56:29 PM
clever idea - but does it convey motion panning ? I'm pretty sure that even if this was a really bullet fired from a gun you didn't 'pan' to capture the action :-)
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01/17/2007 12:42:04 PM
how did you catch that shot? its cool if it real. 9
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01/17/2007 12:36:20 PM
If this is done with real panning, then congratulations, the bullet is perfectly clear against a background that implies motion.
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01/17/2007 07:32:34 AM
DNMC: I'm afraid the bullet is steady on a steady background...
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01/17/2007 06:31:01 AM
nice shoot :)
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01/17/2007 05:01:59 AM
Good Idea...wonderful color blending...well done !
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01/17/2007 01:17:43 AM
Not really getting a feeling of panning in this shot. I see a bullet on a colorful background but really no sense of motion.
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01/17/2007 12:44:02 AM
I don't believe that this meets the challenge: "motion panning" means (to me) moving the camera to track a moving subject. This image would have had to use a high-speed strobe (and stationary camera, a la Harold Edgerton) to capture a bullet in flight....unless (I suppose) this bullet were hand-tossed..... I don't see any panning blur, although if you're spinning your torso at the speed of a bullet, I'm even more impressed! :)
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01/17/2007 12:27:09 AM
great idea, but a bit fakey to me. Van
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