I got some more panning practice last night during the annual Rock’n August classic car event in town. We were a little late getting out to the parade so I didn’t have enough time to set up quite the way I wanted, but I managed to get a few shots that turned out not too bad. I would have liked to try using my tripod which would have eliminated any up/down movement but I didn’t have time, so these are all handheld shots. After a couple test shots, I dialed in the settings on manual to 1/20 shutter speed, F8 and ISO 100 with my 50mm lens. A little way through I changed to F11. The cars were moving pretty slowly so the effect is not very pronounced, but I was afraid to slow my shutter down any more for fear of not getting anything in focus. I added some saturation and sharpness in post-processing.
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