Old 07-04-2009, 03:58 AM   #1
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Lots of clouds tonight while I was out, so I tried a couple of different things. This pan shot was one of them. What can I do to improve at these shots? What's good, what's bad? Thanks in advance for any help.

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Old 07-04-2009, 04:02 AM   #2
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Jim,

Do a search of the database for 'pan' and 'John West.' There have been numerous posts on how to master this art!
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Old 07-04-2009, 06:04 AM   #3
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A shutter speed of around 1/10-1/15 should work well.

Use F28-30

Try to focus on the front part of the locomotive or car.
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Old 07-07-2009, 01:09 AM   #4
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Lots of clouds tonight while I was out, so I tried a couple of different things. This pan shot was one of them. What can I do to improve at these shots? What's good, what's bad? Thanks in advance for any help.

Jim
Looks good as is - nicely executed.

As far as improvements - well, a sunny day adds some vibrancy and energy to further enhance the effect, as would a slower shutter speed.

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