Panning: Triathlon Bike

SirGeorgeSirGeorge Major grinsRegistered Users Posts: 150 Major grins
edited October 1, 2016 in Sports
I have gotten out of the habit of has been a while. I took this shot at the Y Not Tri Triathlon yesterday. I panned every rider and the full shoot can be seen here

Settings: 1/60th @ f/9.0 ISO100

Equipment: EOS 1D MKIV with EF 70mm-200mm (Hand held) Focal length 90mm

I hope you enjoy.



  • OrvSalOrvSal Major grins Thomson, Ga. ex So. Cal.Registered Users Posts: 447 Major grins
    edited September 19, 2016
    This is a great pan job! What should be sharp, is, and the motion blur is just right! It is amazing the designs of the racing bikes of today, it's like comparing the NASCAR cars from the 60's to the present ones!
    Have a great day!

    Thomson, Ga. USA
  • jmphotocraftjmphotocraft GWC for hire Portland.ME.USARegistered Users Posts: 2,987 Major grins
    edited September 19, 2016
    That's a great pan. I need to do some of these for football. Do you use a rule of thumb like shutter speed = 1/2 focal length (times crop factor)? I don't know if that's a real rule of thumb, just seems to be something I've noticed.

    An "accurate" reproduction of a scene and a good photograph are often two different things.
  • The LeaderThe Leader Big grins Registered Users Posts: 85 Big grins
    edited September 21, 2016
    Great shot and I love the blurred background and the movement in the rear wheel make its look like he is going fast!
  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandAdministrators Posts: 12,796 moderator
    edited September 26, 2016
    Nicely done. I've never had a good keeper rate on these myself. You did great with the shutter speed getting just enough blur in the wheels, pedals/crank to give the final pic the motion it needs.
    My Smugmug
    "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" - Wayne Gretzky
  • toragstorags Major grins Registered Users Posts: 4,615 Major grins
    edited October 1, 2016
    Nice grab well treated

    Good work
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