Down The Runway

© Ronald Balthazor

Down The Runway

Uploaded: May 12, 2003


Broad Jumper at local track meet. Excercise in panning.


America B May 12, 2003

Ronald, nice job panning. Your image is very well executed. I have never tried this but can only imagine how difficult it must be. Any tips? Thanks, America. #34701

Ronald Balthazor May 26, 2019

Thanks for the comment, America. I'm currently enrolled in one of the BetterPhoto courses. We were given an assignment to use 1/60, 1/30, or 1/15 sec. shutter speeds and then adjust aperture for correct exposure. You "simply" follow the subject with the camera. This keeps the subject in focus while the background blurs. A fun excercise but the more you explore the more technique and variables you discover. #95881

Adam T. Cowart May 26, 2019

Worthy of any issue of Sports Illustrated. I agree, a complicated shot pulled off very well. Keep up the great work! #95890

Ronald Balthazor May 26, 2019

Thanks, Adam, I am flattered by your comments. #95930

Veeky Liew May 26, 2019

NICE panning pal !!!! I like the colour as well... good job ! #96005

Ray Javier May 26, 2019

Congratulations on the selection. Good Luck! #113026

Ronald Balthazor May 26, 2019

Thanks, Ray. Congratulations to you as well. It must be all those highly paid models you're using. #113129

America B May 26, 2019

Congrats Ronald on making it into the Finals...Best of luck to you!! #113358

Wolfgang Dolak May 26, 2019

Good job!
birdie #114209

Ronald Balthazor May 26, 2019

Thanks, Veeky, Birdie, and America. Coming from folks whose work I truly admire that means a lot. #114463

Ron Goldman May 26, 2019

Congratulations Ronald! Your panning shot came out much better than mine for this assignment! Although this was probably the most difficult lesson, it sure was fun and informative! Good luck in the finals! #115339

Ronald Balthazor May 26, 2019

Thanks, Ron. I appreciate your feedback. It was a fun lesson and my "better" results may just be a factor of the number of attempts from which I had to choose. #115404

Kathleen Clemons May 26, 2019

I've never had much success with panning, but you make it look so easy, Ronald! Congratulations on your win! :) #117053

Ray Javier May 26, 2019

Congrats and well deserved! #117113

Ronald Balthazor May 26, 2019

Thank you so much, Kathleen and Ray! I'm speechless to have won a second place finish. #117390

America B May 26, 2019

Congrats Ronald!! Can't wait to see your gallery!! #117449

Ronald Balthazor May 26, 2019

Thanks, America! I'm not sure they have web space large enough to hold both my pictures in one gallery. #117455

Bernard B. Travers May 26, 2019

Wonderful win, Ronald. Way to go. #117507

Wolfgang Dolak May 26, 2019

It has a lot of impact! Congratulations, Ronald!!
birdie #117630

Collin Clack May 26, 2019

Well done Ron, I always thought that this and Terry's shot were the best panning shots from the class and they have both made it to the winners circle. Keep up the good work and I look forward to seeing more of your work right here at #117848

Connie L. Carpenter May 26, 2019

Excellent... great work... and congratulations. #117908

Brenda W. LaFleur level-deluxe May 26, 2019

Congratulations, Ronald! I'm so happy to know that I knew you got famous.....:) Seriously, a well deserved honor. This is a great panning shot! #118067

Terry Joshi May 26, 2019

Hi Ronald,
I'm Pleased you entered this into the competition (bet you are too now!), well deserved win.
Terry #118068

Brenda W. LaFleur level-deluxe May 26, 2019

Ronald, my comment above should read that I knew you BEFORE you got famous, of course. Congrats again! #118075

Ron Goldman May 26, 2019

Way to go Ronald! Congratulations on a well deserved win! #118124

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe May 26, 2019

Great action shot,Ronald! The clear focus is on his face which shows the strain and effort, exemplifying the speed shown by the blurring. Very powerful! Congratulations on your win! #118632

Wanda Judd level-addict May 26, 2019

Ronald...congratulations. Well deserved. You are a winner. Wanda Judd #122578

Cathy M. Gromball May 26, 2019

Congratulations, Ronald!

Cathy :) #126361

Ronald Balthazor May 26, 2019

Thanks, Cathy, Wanda, Terry, Brenda, Ron, Gary, Wolfgang, and Bernard. I appreciate your kind words. #126433

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