On the line

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A close-run finish. The lad in the green shirt won on the line.This was my first attempt at using the K7 as a sports camera. I still have a lot to learn here, my usual subjects are static. I have recorded this event for many years using an SFX and MZ cameras originally and an *1STDL2 more recently. The results this year were a great improvement. The autofocus was effortless and the camera survived the rain showers very well! I would like to experiment with shutter priority, this picture was using program mode and all settings were automatic. I used a battery grip for added power which was probably a good job because I took over 800 pictures, on continuous shooting mostly and panning a lot of shots to blur the background. There were several other photographers using various Canons but the K7 came out very well against their results.
17/07/2010 - 12:13Clayboss
CategorySports / Action
Shutter Speed1/100
Focal Length40mm


Link Posted 17/07/2010 - 12:38
I'd have gone for an even lower shutter speed as I like the blurred speed effect. However, you had to take what 'program' offered you.

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)


Link Posted 17/07/2010 - 20:32
Thanks for that thought, Paul. I enjoyed recording this event but the possibilities to experiment more were restricted by my concern that I still would have a clear picture 'for the record'.Things happen fast and you can't go back and take it again,still that makes it interesting.
I wonder how slow a shutter speed it would take to freeze some action but blur the background more?


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