April 18 - Panning (#PhotoBlog365)

by Björn Roose April. 18, 2019 1370 views

I was actually gonna do something with pans. "Out of the box" kind of stuff. But then the weekend came along, the weather wasn't bad (although pretty cold) and I had the idea that I could maybe try some actual panning. Never had done that before, but hey, you know, in the weekend there's something there isn't in the week: time.

In the end I set up this little "photo shoot" with my girlfriend somewhere along the Western Scheldt in Zeeland (The Netherlands), after having visited a little village in the neighbourhood and spending an hour in a local restaurant to have some pancakes (it was worth it).

She was walking up and down between two benches for me, slightly losing her patience, and I didn't want to spend to0 long on the experiment either, but after five minutes of messing with the shutter speed and trying to exactly follow her movement with the camera (which proved to be damn hard - didn't realize I wouldn't be able to follow the movement through the viewer before), this was what I got.

Not perfect, but I'm not unhappy with it. For a first try.

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Russell Smith 7 months ago

Quite nicely done :)

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Björn Roose Replied to Russell Smith 7 months ago

Thanks, Russell smile

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Bob Rosenberg 7 months ago

It worked.  You got motion blur in the legs and background and good focus on her. But if you're gonna need patience, next time take the dog.   smile   By the by, I shot many today at different shutter speeds and ended up posting only those that were taken with 1/30.

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Björn Roose Replied to Bob Rosenberg 7 months ago

My dog is very patient indeed since a year or two smile Alas, he died in November 2016 ...

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Bob Rosenberg Replied to Björn Roose 7 months ago

Oh, so sorry to hear that, Bjorn.  We lost our first Yellow Lab when he was 12.  I told wifey we should take 6 months to mourn.  Almost to the day, we started talking about getting a new one and two weeks later, Puck was with us.  Have you considered getting another one?

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Björn Roose Replied to Bob Rosenberg 7 months ago

My "boy", Burchard, a golden retriever, was over 15 years old. I had a pretty hard time getting over his death (had to put him asleep, he wasn't able to stand up anymore, despite the drugs he got) and at times I still miss him. He was always there when I came home and always happy, you know, exactly what one wants and expects from a dog. But no, I had decided long before his death that I would not replace him afterwards. After all, he spent most of his days alone and since he didn't like sitting in a car, he had to stay with my ex when I travelled (when I was still married to her we just didn't travel). Not something I want to do to one more dog.

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Bob Rosenberg Replied to Björn Roose 7 months ago

Yeah, I understand.  I didn't mention that we also felt bad leaving the dog alone while we went to work.  So, we got a 2nd dog (his cousin - from the same breeder).  During our working days, we left them in the back yard and they were quite happy together.  Now that we're retired, they have their humans around all day.   We also are lucky to have some teenagers across the street.  When we travel, the dogs still stay home and have the same routine, except the teens come over twice a day to feed and play with them.  We pay them, of course.    (the teens, not the dogs).   smile

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Björn Roose Replied to Bob Rosenberg 7 months ago

"The teens, not the dogs" smile Mine was never used to sit outside (when I left him alone in the garden after three minutes of running around he went looking at the door when it would open up again ...) and I live in an appartment, so two would be really over the top, even with very calm dogs like retrievers or labradors.

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Camellia Staab 7 months ago

I am not sure what perfection would look like in your mind, but it definitely is a nice take, out of the ordinary, which then to me makes it perfect smile

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Björn Roose Replied to Camellia Staab 7 months ago

I would have liked her body (with exception of legs and feet, of course) a little sharper. Anyway, that wouldn't have been perfect either. I'm very demanding ... for myself.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Björn Roose 7 months ago

👍

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Lee Santiva 7 months ago

I tortured my husband to ride his bicycle back and forth 20-30 times but those didn’t turn out. What we put our partners through! Glad you tried the technique

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Björn Roose Replied to Lee Santiva 7 months ago

She has been a photographer for a number of years too. Sometimes waiting for half an hour to get the light exactly where she wanted it, crawling over the ground for a certain point of view, those things. And she is an artist still. So, she has some patience with an amateur like me smile

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