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Old 04-27-2014, 05:52 PM   #1161
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Blurred balls can convey a sense of motion.......

(Nice shot, btw).
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Old 04-27-2014, 05:54 PM   #1162
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Blurred balls can convey a sense of motion.......

(Nice shot, btw).
Then I got plenty of pictures conveying a sense of motion...
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Old 04-27-2014, 05:56 PM   #1163
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That is a nice portrait, says a lot in one shot.

Another item in my camera bag is a "neutral tone window light diffuser" AKA the cheapest white shower curtain I could find at Walmart. It cost $2.93, with tax. I've actually used it a couple of times when direct sunlight was coming in the window. It helps a lot.

Went to a small car show in a parking lot today. Thinking a polarizing filter would help with the reflections on spotless cars in direct sunlight I put that on. The filter also intensifies the colors.

Now my knees hurt. I'm not supposed to be doing deep knee bends so for a couple of shots I just sat down on the asphalt.
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Got to messing around with my gear, cleaning lenses that haven't been cleaned in close to a decade, and I got to looking at the equipment. Forgot I had a 1.6 teleconverter. So my FX 70-210 lens on the DX camera gives me a max focal length of 336. Adding the teleconverter makes it 537.6mm. A handheld shot at dusk, through my back window, using 537.6 mm (640 at f4) ISO 1600 - just messing around:

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Old 04-27-2014, 06:13 PM   #1165
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I went to a baseball game yesterday and I thought it would be a great place to practice high speed photography. Unfortunately, my Canon SX50HS camera never was able to freeze the ball, even at 1/1600s with wide-open aperture and pumped up ISO setting...




Still a nice shot.
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That is a nice portrait, says a lot in one shot.

Another item in my camera bag is a "neutral tone window light diffuser" AKA the cheapest white shower curtain I could find at Walmart. It cost $2.93, with tax. I've actually used it a couple of times when direct sunlight was coming in the window. It helps a lot.

Went to a small car show in a parking lot today. Thinking a polarizing filter would help with the reflections on spotless cars in direct sunlight I put that on. The filter also intensifies the colors.

Now my knees hurt. I'm not supposed to be doing deep knee bends so for a couple of shots I just sat down on the asphalt.

Oooooh - are we allowed to talk about cars here...?

Where are the models...?

I always used gauze because I figured it was sterile white, and wouldn't affect the color balance of the incoming light. And, you could add more layers for greater effect.
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Old 04-27-2014, 06:21 PM   #1167
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Unfortunately, my Canon SX50HS camera never was able to freeze the ball, even at 1/1600s with wide-open aperture and pumped up ISO setting...
That sounds odd. I'd sure expect 1600 sec. to freeze it. Was the ball traveling parallel to the focal plane, i.e., from from left to right instead of having a (forget the math term - tangent?) direction of travel with a component directly toward or away from you to reduce the relative motion?

Either way that ball must've been booking to be a blur at that shutter speed.
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That sounds odd. I'd sure expect 1600 sec. to freeze it. Was the ball traveling parallel to the focal plane, i.e., from from left to right instead of having a (forget the math term - tangent?) direction of travel with a component directly toward or away from you to reduce the relative motion?

Either way that ball must've been booking to be a blur at that shutter speed.
Most of the time the ball was traveling pretty much parallel to the focal plan:
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Ah. A ball leaving the hand of a pro pitcher is going what - 90 mph? - so yeah I guess you're going to need a strobe to freeze that. Unless you want to spend the big bucks for a camera with the super duper ISOs to freeze baseballs.

Unless I was a pro sports photographer (and that's why they do spend those bucks) I wouldn't worry about it. The image looks good to me!
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Ah. A ball leaving the hand of a pro pitcher is going what - 90 mph? - so yeah I guess you're going to need a strobe to freeze that. Unless you want to spend the big bucks for a camera with the super duper ISOs to freeze baseballs.

Unless I was a pro sports photographer (and that's why they do spend those bucks) I wouldn't worry about it. The image looks good to me!
I am not going to worry about it. It was just a fun experiment!
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Oooooh - are we allowed to talk about cars here...?
Talking about cars, I have photographed a number of older cars recently:

Rover 105 S:


MGs at a car meet:
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Old 04-27-2014, 07:46 PM   #1173
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I am not going to worry about it.
You shouldn't. Blur can be a good thing and in that shot, I think it was. Not every element of an image has to be perfectly crisp and sharp for it to work well.
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Oh, yes.

But you have to have pictures.
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Talking about cars, I have photographed a number of older cars recently:



Rover 105 S:





MGs at a car meet:


Love the MGA...
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But you have to have pictures.


Gail by jglennhart, on Flickr

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letting things blur can be a whole different challenge.

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I like that one mathjak, They look a bit like the trains I used to see on the Los Angeles Metro when I lived there. (EDIT - on further inspection I see there are significant differences.)

In this shot, the people are blurred and not the train. The tilt of the frame annoys the heck out of me, but what's done is done. Taken with a little Canon compact Powershot A80 -

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