Riding through Siliguri
Comments for Hold on!
Sep 11, 2007Wanderer22 says:
Nice shot, I like the selective blur from the slow shutter speed. At 1/15" you've got a steady hand, was this shot from another vehicle? Wonder how many saris get caught in spokes or bike chains? :-(
Sep 11, 2007vireya says:
Sep 11, 2007Hyderabadi says:
[QUOTE]Wonder how many saris get caught in spokes or bike chains? :-( [/QUOTE] Quite a few. You could buy a seperate 'Sari Guard' as an optionsl, but I think most of the bike companies have added them these days.
Sep 11, 2007nomad says:
well done. any technical details you would like to share? shutter speed, camera etc etc?
Sep 13, 2007happysnapper999 says:
Thank you all for your kind comments. I think as Wanderer22 said, it was taken at 1/15 and yes it was taken from an autorickshaw which is why it worked... that and a little bit of luck. As a rule of thumb when shooting a moving object like a Formula 1 car, you pan with the vehicle and shoot at about a 1/125 at f4, even if the car is doing 200mph. The trick is to pan at the same speed as the object with a slowish shutter speed. This way the background is blurred, as are the wheels, but the subject remains fairly sharp. Trial and error are part of it, and a bit of luck. This shot was shot with available light at dusk... very little available light hence the 1/15 shutter speed. If I'd been stationary, it wouldn't have worked probably. Happy snapping! PS... I saw women riding side saddle in saris like this all over India and was forever horrified at the thought of what would happen if the sari went into the wheel or sprocket... thankfully I never saw it.
Sep 15, 2007photofiend says:
Very cool, love the muted background colours to compliment the subjects