General 10d shutter speed question

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Dave Balcom, Aug 5, 2003.

  1. Dave Balcom

    Dave Balcom Guest

    We just got back from the Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis. It was my
    first NASCAR race and was it great! Our seats were Row 1 right across
    from Dale Jarrett's (#88) pit. I was waiting for him to pit and
    actually got several shots on my Canon 10d of his spin/crash. My ears
    are still ringing 2 days later!

    I have a question about shutter speeds. I had the 10d set to shutter
    priority (Tv) and to use a high shutter speed (1/2000) to freeze the
    action on the track. Before the race, there was a fly-over of Apache
    helicopters and the high shutter speed froze the blades--making the
    shots look unrealistic. What shutter speed should I have used to
    freeze the chopper in the shot while still blurring the blade motion?
    I didn't have time to experiment at the track.

    Dave Balcom, Aug 5, 2003
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  2. Dave Balcom

    JW Guest

    About 1/250 to 1/500

    JW, Aug 6, 2003
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  3. Dave Balcom

    Dave Balcom Guest

    }About 1/250 to 1/500

    Thanks, I will try that next time...
    Dave Balcom, Aug 6, 2003
  4. Dave Balcom

    J Elliott Guest

    Match your shutter speed to your focal lenght, and pan....
    J Elliott, Aug 7, 2003
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