Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Photos: Ice skating

When I heard about panning and the outcome, I wanted to shoot a photograph using this technique. The subject is visible on such a photograph while the background is hazy. One look at the various pictures available on the internet and you are hooked. The challenge is to find an appropriate place to shoot a picture. I chose Hotel de Ville as there was an ice-skating rink in front of the building during this time of the year.

Shooting does not require elaborate setup. In simple words, you make sure the setting are right, hold the camera in your hand, move it along with the action you are trying to shoot and click. But this turned out to be difficult. After identifying the colors that stand out in the crowd, there were two major hurdles - Clicking at the appropriate time and watching out for other skaters. If I didn't click at the appropriate time, then I couldn't get the profile or the face. If I didn't watch out for other skaters, they came in between ruining the shot.

I clicked a few. You can see one of the end results below.


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8 comments:

  1. very nice. I like it. we have to go there again.

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    1. @Anonymous - :) Again?!!! Well, then we need to hurry. Not sure when they are going to dismantle the whole thing!

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  2. Cool picture .... Should try this technique , its fun .....

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    1. Thanks. You can find many resources online on how to shoot this kind of pictures. Best wishes from my side.

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  3. Good photograph. I did not realise that you have to take so much pain to shoot this. But worth the effort.

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    1. Thanks. I am graduating from the point-and-click phase. So I am slowly realizing the hardship behind taking a good picture.

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  4. First time on your blog! Panning is quite an interesting shooting technique, and it's nice to play around with your shutter speed! This is a beautiful capture, great clarity on the subject!

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    1. @Vaish - Welcome to my space. :) Thank you for your comments.

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