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    Panarus biarmicus Moderator (Sports) SmartWombat's Avatar
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    shutter chicken

    That's what it feels like, panning with a 600mm lens following an accelerating sports prototype up hill towards me. How late dare I release the shutter?

    As the car gets closer the panning speed increases, as the angle changes more rapidly the closer the car comes to me. I know at some point I'm not going to be able to follow the car as it will go by too fast.

    It's a matter of nerve, relaxing and panning smoothly while the car speeds closer ...
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    Re: shutter chicken

    Maybe not the same as being IN the car, but a rush nonetheless..to know you got the shot!
    Love it.

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    Re: shutter chicken

    You never fail to impress me with your motor sports images. Nice work Paul.
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    Re: shutter chicken

    Great title !!! LOL

    and nice images !!

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    Re: shutter chicken

    nice image...

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    Re: shutter chicken

    I personally find the pictures a little dark in color. Also, I wonder if all pictures are sharp. For the rest a nice series.

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    Re: shutter chicken

    Yes, I think that the AF has missed on a few of them.
    I have found it typical of the OM-D to fail on the first shot of a burst when the car is coming towards the camera.

    I'm not sure if you're seeing the images the same as I see them on my Macbook Pro.
    I haven't calibrated the monitor yet and these shots are straight raw-to-jpg conversions in lightroom 4.
    What white point is your monitor calibrated to?

    And out of interest, what is your workflow?
    Do you shoot RAW?
    Do you shoot RAW+JPG?
    Do you wirelessly send the JPG for instant distribution?
    What software do you use in your flow from camera to final product?

    I have friends who are fitting all their Canons with WiFi adapters linking to their laptop back in the media centre to give themselves a head start on image processing.
    I suspect it's overkill, but the push to be first to market with the images is driving them towards iPad as a transmission tool as well as handheld portfolio.
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