Cars in motion

I have a lot of fun photographing just about anything in motion.  Thinking about how a picture could look, using different techniques to realize that and then the element of luck throwing in a wildcard or two.  Here are a few car shots from last year which came together pretty well.

Night suits this type of photography as the darkness allows for slower shutter speeds.  I set a longer exposure, often between 1/10th and 1/50th of a second, and then pan with the vehicle as it passes by.  The background blurs and, hopefully, the vehicle remains in sharp focus.

And then, sometimes, you find a car just sitting patiently in an empty parking lot in Montréal under a light rain in the early morning that simply looks amazing.

6 responses

  1. All shoots are great. Thanx for sharing.

    March 9, 2019 at 5:22 am

  2. Some great shots here Chris. I especially like the first and 4th and the motorbike. I’ve tried panning with not much success. You inspire me to try again!
    Alison

    January 12, 2019 at 4:25 am

  3. I love the vibrant and exciting mood of this series, Christopher. The Police Car and your lead image are super. Panning is a real challenge and yours are terrific.

    January 12, 2019 at 12:39 am

  4. Love the tints and tones in the night shots.

    January 11, 2019 at 3:17 pm

  5. Grant Connolly

    The shots full of color would look great as large prints…1 2 5 and 7…

    January 11, 2019 at 11:38 am

  6. Did you run into batman after taking the last picture?

    January 11, 2019 at 8:45 am

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