Originally uploaded by stephenlamb
I have been experimenting with panning during a long exposure. I visited the Watermead Country Park looking for a suitable group of trees. I set the camera on a tripod and used shutter priority. The shutter speed was 1/8th second. During the exposure I gently moved the camera vertically. It was a dull overcast day and of course the trees were not in leaf. As a result, there was not much colour in the images. I decided to convert them to black and white in Corel After Shot Pro. I have edited two of the images so far. Here is the other:
I intend to try this again in a few months time when the trees are in leaf. The results will be quite different. Meanwhile here is another example of vertical panning with a long exposure. This one was taken last December during a Photowalk organised by Leicester Peoples Photographic Gallery. It shows the Christmas illuminations on Gallowtree Gate.