Cars in Movement

Dean is planning to do track day, where he will get on his bike and ride around a race track. This helps him understand better how his bike works and behaves. It is also a less dangerous approach to riding at higher speeds than in the middle of traffic.

That’s the excuse we used to justify my new lens. So I went out to train using my new lens and using the tips I’ve been reading about taking photos of things in quick movement. The focus was manual (fixed) focus and try to take the best shots where the cars were in focus. So below are the photos where I just stood with my tripod and my big lens and photographed cars passing by the park.

Exposure: 1/800 sec at f / 5.6; // Focal Length: 300mm // ISO 1600.

At first, I started with fixed ISO and aperature (above). Then I changed the configuration to auto ISO, which makes it easier. One of the things I noticed, and the above image is proof of it, is that to capture autobiles in movement with such a big zoom, you need to put the shutter speed really fast. The photo above was taken with Exposure: 1/800 sec at f / 5.6; Focal Length: 300mm and ISO 1600.

I kept tweaking the configurations and the other three results are below.

Exposure: 1/2500 sec at f / 5.6 // Focal Length: 300mm // ISO 6400

Exposure: 1/2500 sec at f / 5.6 // Focal Length: 300mm // ISO 6400

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