Panning Horizontally


Panning Horizontally
Panning Horizontally


Standing on Umina Beach swinging from side to side, over and over, at Christmas time when the place is crowded, attracts no attention or comment from anyone. I was surprised. I enjoy experimenting or playing with blur and I like this one very much for the colours.

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Camera NIKON D800
Lens AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR
ISO 50
Focal Length 82.0 mm (82.0 mm in 35mm)
Aperture f/22
Exposure Time 1/15 Seconds
Date Taken 2012-12-27 at 16:35 pm





Mona Vale Pool Ghosts

Mona Vale Pool Ghosts

Middle of the day with people about and a slow shutter has rendered them as ghosts. The sky pattern is just moving clouds rather than any post processing effect although the colour and tonality has been altered in Adobe Lightroom and a vignette added. I particularly like the colour palette in this and it’s one I use quite a bit.

The pool now has some new modern lights around it which I think spoils it – I haven’t shot there again since. See more images here: Portfolio

LENS AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
ISO 200
FOCAL LENGTH 29.0 mm (29.0 mm in 35mm)
DATE TAKEN 2011-02-13 at 12:32



Standing on the beach I was panning from side to side. A number of people walking past paid me no attention at all, which at the time, I thought was fortunate as a I wanted to concentrate on getting the timing and motion right for the shot. Looking back I’m surprised that no-one asked what I was doing as I must have looked odd. It’s important when panning for this sort of shot to follow through past the point when you press the shutter otherwise you get an abrupt edge to the image. The motion I’ve found the best is to wind up your body to the right and then unwind (rotate) to the left pressing the shutter at just the right time and with just the right shutter speed – it takes few practices. See more images at : Portfolio

LENS Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 [Di] Macro 1:1
ISO 200
FOCAL LENGTH 90.0 mm (90.0 mm in 35mm)
EXPOSURE TIME 1/25 Seconds
DATE TAKEN 2010-05-16 at 07:50