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Shopping Blur   Featured in PhotoFlash #023
  Shopping Blur
Shopping Blur
NYC
© Peter B. Anderson
Nikon Coolpix 8700...
 
 
 
Piotr M. Organa
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    Excellent photo, Peter! Tells it all and I worship slow synch. :)

1/8/2005 7:50:09 PM

 
Amanda Olson
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Awesome shot Peter!!! I just love the blurred colors! Great job!!! :D

1/8/2005 8:05:50 PM

 
Peter B. Anderson
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Thanks Piotr and Amanda!

1/8/2005 8:38:51 PM

 
Kip T. Berger
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Excellent capture of the sense of motion Peter!

1/8/2005 9:01:37 PM

 
Peter B. Anderson
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Thanks Kip!

1/9/2005 6:27:30 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Excellent image, Peter!

1/9/2005 7:02:21 AM

 
Peter B. Anderson
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Thanks Karen!

1/9/2005 11:25:47 AM

 
Amanda Olson
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A question for you Peter: What shutter speed did you use? I'd love to try out a photo like this, but although I LOVE taking pictures, I usually use autofocus. Therefore, I don't really know how to achieve cool affects like this. I'd also love to try to take those crazy, blurred waterfall pictures. I assume that's about the same. Isn't it the slower the shutter speed, the more blurred the image? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks! :)

1/9/2005 9:21:21 PM

 
Peter B. Anderson
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Yes Amanda, you are exactly right. The slower shutter speeds will give you the blur effect. The difference with the waterfall is that you keep the camera still (perhaps using a tripod), so that the surrounding shore and rocks are in focus. My shot here is called a pan action, in which the camera is moved to be in sync with the movement of the subject and everything around the subject is then in blur - while the subject (hopefully) is in focus. Depending on the lighting situation, I have found that pan action shutter speeds will be around 1/2-1/15, but they can be longer. You can also use a tripod with pan action and use the head swivel to move the camera throughout the exposure. It takes some practice. Have fun with it.

1/10/2005 6:08:22 AM

 
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