Kyle Foreman's picture

Painting with Light

Hello everyone,

I am not new to Fstoppers but I'm new to this group. I got this photo while experimenting with the panning technique. I assume everyone here knows what "panning" is but just in case, I was moving the camera from left to right while releasing the shutter. This technique can be used many different ways. It can take quite a bit of trial and error to get the speed in which you pan the camera and your shutter speed just right. Surprisingly enough though I got this result on the first try. I took a whole lot more on this day but the first one just seemed to look the best to me. I would also suggest using a tripod to get nice straight lines. However, this was taken hand held. Any other suggestions for the panning technique?

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8 Comments

Joe Scalise's picture

Great colors, excellent image, and a perfect addition to this group! I like the grain in this image as well, adds a little 'something' to its character that is very pleasing. Really enjoy viewing your profile portfolio, nice work.

Just a suggestion, in the future, maybe clean up the lens spots.

Kyle Foreman's picture

Thanks! Haha, yeah I've gotten better over the years at looking for and getting rid of those lens spots. This photo is probably 3 years old or older and I'm just too lazy to go back and clean them up.

Joe Scalise's picture

Yeah, I hear ya, doesn't ruin anything here, still a great image.

Robert Tran's picture

Soothing mood and nicely captured / processed, Kyle. As a suggestion, for some of the others you may not like as much, try flipping them 90 degrees - i.e I viewed this in portrait and it had a much different feel.

Reed Page's picture

This is so well done. Great mood and great example of the panning technique on a landscape.

Ruth Carll's picture

Hey Kyle! Welcome! So ... I'm familiar with panning for bird shots but I have not seen it used in this way. If you had asked me how you did it, I would never had said "straight from the camera' and I LOVE that it is! The colors are fantastic. Also that you have recognizable composition in a shot like this is cool too. I really like this.

Kyle Foreman's picture

Thank you! I'm glad that you like it!