27 Aug Extreme Panning
Source: Maclean Photographic
Yesterday during the second Free Practice for the Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup I decided to try some panning shots from my office window in the main pit building with the Fujifilm X-T2 and the XF56mm f1.2 lens.
Because of the obstructions on the pitwall and the fenceline I wanted to use a longer than usual shutter speed to blur the objects and colours around the cars as they traveled at speed down the main start finish straight at the Circuit Paul Ricard.
Choosing a shutter speed of 1/4s I captured a set of images that really portray a sense of speed. In each of the images not all of the car is sharp, but that doesn’t matter, it is all about the sense of speed…