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This shot was taken just before dusk using a Canon T1i with a Canon 17-55mm f2.8 lens. I am in San Francisco for a vacation and I thought it would intriguing to shoot some picture of the famous SF traffic. So while my girlfriend was shopping for chocolates, I stood outside and experimented with several shutter speeds and perfecting my panning technique. This was one of a few that worked. I particularly like this one as it shows not just a SF trolley bus with the Municipal logo, but also two cyclists going in opposite directions.
-Aidan Ong

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Camera details:
Nikon D60, 18-55mm lens at 35 mm, f/5.6, 1/5 sec, ISO 200.

I missed the Pet Photography Shooting Challenge last week so I thought I'd combine the two themes into one shot. This is my dog Cocoa, playing fetch in the backyard. If last week's challenge was trying to get your pet to hold still, this week's challenge was trying to get your pet to move in a certain way :)
-Albert Choi

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Shot at my annual trip to ALMS @ Road America. Camera: 1D MkIV(rented) with a 70-200mm f2.8 IS lens. Panning shot taken at turn 2.
-Alex Bednarke

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Canon EOS 7D, Lens EF-L 100-400 F4.5/5.6, ISO 100
Taken on my visit to Malaysia for the Malaysian F1. This was a qualifying session, and we had unexpected rain.
-Alpesh Palany

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Photo taken after a day of mountainbiking at the downhill tracks at Fort William in Scotland. My friend and I made a bonfire and shared a few ice cold beers. I took a photo of the fire with my Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 set to "night scenery" mode - takes a 5 second exposure - and held the camera as still as my beer laced hands could manage. It was a treat to notice the stationary stick poking through the rapid flames.
-Ben

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Greetings Gizmodians! This week's challenge fell on the perfect week for my late summer trip to the theme park. After several different thrill rides, from roller coasters to swings, we finally made our way over to the tea cups. I took on my Canon 7D with Canon EF 15-85mm lens and began shooting at ISO 1000, F/5, 1/15, at focal length 15. Several hundred photos and a little bit of nausea later we were treated to what we hope is a shining example of "velocity". Thanks for the great challenge this week. Cheers!
-Branden Kerr

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Sony a330, f/22, 1/60 sec., ISO 100, lens length 70mm.

I went to watch my brothers go play ball hockey,and found that it was a great setting to get a photo for this challenge. I have never shot anything like this before, so it was great to try it out, and explore with my camera even more. Eventually after much thought this photo was the final choice.
-Bronwyn

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Canon 50D, F/14, 1/20sec, ISO-100

This photo was a team effort. It was shot in a field a few miles from my home. Dad was driving the Jeep (1954 Willys) and my wife was driving our truck. I was laying in the bed of the truck holding the camera as near to the ground as I could reach. I set the camera up to shoot in high speed mode with servo focus and just snapped away since I couldn't see the screen or through the eyepiece. After a few different settings this one worked the best. It was difficult to match the speed of the vehicles and the bouncing as we went over off-road obstacles. All three of us had a blast.
-Chuck

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This is a Photo of my Radio Controlled CAP-232.

In fact, this is about the only one that came even close to the result I was looking for... the 346 others, went into the Recycle Bin... My friend Jack flew the Plane, while I tried to catch it in sharp focus as it passed... and you were right.. it ain't easy. The Plane has a Wingspan of 38 inches and was going 40+ mph, at a distance of 60+ feet from the Lens... A small, fast target, and a darn tough nut to crack... Fun trying though.

It was shot, using a Canon T1i, with a Tamron Aspherical 24 / 70 mm Zoom Lens, the Tv, was set to a 60th of a Second... The Av, was f-10 and the ISO, was 100. Focus was Hit or Miss...mostly Miss.
-Charlie Carroll

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Taken with a Canon 5d Mark II and 24-105mm F4 L lens, at 24 mm. Aperture was as small as possible at f 22, with ISO 200 and a 2 stop neutral density filter, resulting in a 1/5th of a second shutter speed.

The hardest part about grabbing this shot was avoiding getting blasted by all the stormtroopers milling about. Fortunately, I don't think those helmets offer great visibility... Seriously though, I decided to dig up one of my old Star Wars action figures and mount it to the handle of my video tripod a foot in front of the camera lens. Then it was simply a matter of walking to the road, lining up the trooper & bike above the road, and snapping a picture while I panned the camera. Some photoshopping was necessary to remove the tripod handle and add a shadow under the bike.
-Charlie Dwyer

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After living in San Francisco for so long my wife and I decided we would finally ride a cable car. The hardest part of this shot was slowing down my shutter long enough to actually get some motion blur since the top speed of a cable car borders around 10 mph. .4 seconds at f/18, ISO 100 at 15mm.
-Chris Domaloan

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-Colin Bishop

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My friend Blake is into longboarding, and he wanted a cool photo of him to have. So I got him over and had him fly down the street while I shot him ;) Turned out great! He proceeded to turn the corner and go down the next hill, and ate pavement at the bottom. Shot this on a Canon Rebel XS. The lens was the standard 18-55mm kit lens that typically comes with the XS. ISO was 400.
-Conor Kirkpatrick

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Nikon D5000
Nikkor 10-24mm
Nikon SB-600

Exposure: 14.8 seconds
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 10mm
ISO: 200

I crammed a tripod in the back of my car, two legs in the door sills, one extending into the trunk through the armrest hole. I had a friend drive my car on a busy highway as I snapped away in bulb mode. I strobed the interior of the car twice with a speedlight off camera. I shot in RAW so that I could later process as a HDR image in photomatix. Yes, that is a battery operated fm radio crammed into the dash with the antenna extended, don't judge me.
-Dan DeChiaro

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Hi, this picture was taken Saturday night at the Nebraska State Fair. Actually we had just gotten our new camera, a Nikon D300, on Friday. Other than messing around with it Friday night, I've never shot a picture with anything other than a point and shoot. I had the camera in the "sport" picture mode, but I had the lens in auto. I'm sure it was pure luck, but I thought this one came out pretty good. To take the shot I just figured out where they would be at the end of a loop on the ride, and stood there. I really don't know the real technical aspects of the settings of the camera.
-Dan Owen

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Shooting summary:
Nikon D70, 34mm, 2 second exposure at f6.3, ISO 640.

Story? After always being the one to always drive the family around, I finally convinced my wife to take the wheel for a bit (first time in seven years!), figuring I can both rest and try some night shots on the move. Instead of a "thx for always driving, how about I take over for you?", all I got in return was an earful over the incessant clicking, over how I'm always blocking her mirror, how many photos will I be taking, why have I already taken so many, what am I photographing anyway, etc. I think I'll give up the night shots and stick to driving from now on.

I got several interesting shots by holding the camera tightly against the dashboard and getting close to the windshield, but it was hard to get a steady one of a moving object because the car does shake a bit. In this shot, I followed a semi while another was passing us by.
-David Catriel

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Camera: Nikon D3000
Lens: 18-55mm
ISO: 800
Shutter Speed: 1/30

"Giraffe conquers time travel. Giraffe Community Elated"

My wife and I were testing the velocity technique by tossing one of our baby daughter's toys into the air in front of our bookcase. We had a very difficult time with the technique, but we finally managed to keep our subject in relative focus while blurring the background. In reviewing the shot, I mentioned to my wife how it looked like he was traveling through time. Hence the title.
-David G

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Nikon D70
f/16
20th of a sec
60 mm
200 ISO

I had a very difficult time choosing which photo to use. After some experimentation, I created a boom out of a piece pine (Parental advice). It was a 1''x4'' maybe three feet long board. I drilled a hole at one end, Luckily I had a bolt and washer that fit into the Tripod mount. Then ‘adhered' the object to the other end of the wood, manually set the focus and started shooting while swinging and twisting like a lunatic. I was on the back deck so it probable no one saw me, I hope. I didn't think what it must have looked like while doing this, in retrospect I probably looked insane. I did fall back to my Nikon D70 to bolt on to the wood though, my new Canon is still a bit too precious to pull stunts like this with. I am still surprised I was able to get an almost perfect circular pattern.
-David Lantz

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Canon T2i
- Shutter speed: 1/25
- ISO 100
- Aperture f/16.0
- Focal length 55mm.

Story: It took me over an hour (of mostly blurry, over-exposed pictures) to get this technique right. In total, I spent about 6 hours outside just shooting @ different intersections in downtown Boston. This particular one was shot in Boylston St, in front of the Apple Store in Boston, MA.
-Diego Jimenez

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Camera: Nikon D90
ISO: 400
Manual Settings for Aperture and Shutter
f/5.6
1/20 sec
Lens: 18-200 mm 1:3.4-5.6 AF-S Nikkor
focal length used 200 mm

This photo challenge was well, challenging. I tried everything but the
kitchen sink but nothing worked out. Moving the camera to follow the
subject caused the image to skew either up, down, right or left as by hand
veered from the correct trajectory. So what to do? I went to the kitchen
sink and turned on the water and tried to freeze it's motion on the way
down. After many many tries I finally got this shot finding a lot of
patience I didn't know I had.
-Duane Sager

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Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Abertura 1/80
ISO-80
Lente 35mm

Eu gosto muito de motos, então resolvi usa-la como tema para esse foto confesso que eu mesmo fiquei impressionado com a foto por ter ficado tão nítido o objeto!
-Francis Fernandes

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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
24-70L @ 70mm
Shutter Speed: 1/40sec
F-Stop:f5.6
ISO:100

Butterflies are amazing creatures to attempt to photograph. They never stay in one place for very long, so this week's challenge certainly lived up to its name. Normally I would have used a faster shutter speed to stop the motion and keep everything sharp, but using 1/40sec accentuated this butterfly's motion. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
-Garry Kline

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Girl On Bike (Amsterdam)

Camera: Canon 1D Mk III
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8
ISO: 250
fS: f/6.3
F/L: 34mm
SS: 1/40 sec

I caught this girl while I was walking along the street in Amsterdam listening to her iPod while riding her bike.
-Gary Cohen

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Sony Alpha 200
Sigma 70 x 300mm lens
Focal Length : 200mm
Shutter Speed : 1/125s
Aperture : F/8.0
ISO : 100

Scottish Championship Bike Racing
29th August, 2010
Knockhill Racing Circuit, Fife, Scotland

This shot was taken at the Knockhill racing circuit in Scotland, 40 miles away from where I live, on the other side of the River Forth. Not as big as Brands Hatch or Silverstone, it's still one of the premier circuits in the UK, and the biggest in Scotland, hosting various car and bike events. Todays meet was a mixture of classes from 125cc to superbikes, plus a few sidecar races. The weather was overcast but dry, and very very windy. I had already been told about the technique of positioning yourself in the end position of the pan, winding through 180, then unwinding to take the shot. I experimented with different shutter speeds and felt this shot best matched the competitions criteria. Overall a great day with a few good shots to add to my growing portfolio, as well as an extremely windburned face.
-James Fairgrieve

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Shot Info:
D90 on a Gorilla Pod, taped to the hood of my car with LOTS of gaffers tape.
Nikkor 18-200mm set to 18mm, ISO 400, F8, 5s exposure
sb600 on the floor between the seats, 1/2 ctb gel and 4-in softbox, 1/4 power.
Vivatar df 283 in backseat. full ctb gel, 1/16 power.
speed approx 10-20 mph

I had been trying to come up with a good idea for a new profile pic, and when i saw the contest, it inspired me to come up with this idea. To get a lot of pictures i ended up driving a few miles up and down the street outside my house, past a few factories and bars. I definatly got a few odd looks when people saw the camera and the flash going off. Glad I didn't get a ticket!
-Jay King

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Canon 7D
24-105mm f/4L @ 93mm
f/22
1/15sec
ISO 100

Still on last week's shooting challenge I wanted to photograph our dog with w/ his head out a moving car's window. Unfortunately w/ the shutter speed and the shakiness of the car made it pretty tough to grab a sharp image while blurring everything else. The corner of my eye caught this little image which I found to be fun. I know, its not the epitome of "velocity."
-Jeff Hsu

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Tonight I was at a marching band competition taking pictures of my son's band. I'd stepped back across the track to try and get the entire group in a shot, when another band walked between me and my son. I thought of this week's challenge, and without much thought or planning, started taking a few panning shots. This was the fourth shot that I was able to get off, and I loved it from the moment I first saw it.

Shot with my Olympus e410 with the kit 14-42mm lens, at 1/4 sec exposure, 14mm, 6.3, ISO 800. No post, except for cropping for the contest.

I call it, "Taking the Field". And did they ever. This band put on a GREAT show!
-Jessica Stewart

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when i read about this week's challenge, i felt doomed. i was visiting nyc in the middle of a heatwave - anything that was moving seemed to move @ an extraordinary pace while everything else had just melted. so i decided to brave the heat & cross the brooklyn bridge where i tracked & panned nyc taxi cabs - the combination of the 2 seemed like a perfect pair (kinda like ice cream + soda). this photo was taken from the walkway of the brooklyn bridge with a canon t2i camera, 18-55mm IS lens @ 18mm, shutter 1/125, f/10 and iso100
-Joanna Law

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-Jonathan Stough

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Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: 55-200mm VR w/CPL filter
Focal Length: 200mm
Aperture: f/7.1
Exposure: 1/60

I decided to tackle this week's shooting challenge in downtown Charleston, SC. I started shooting busses, bicycles, & a rickshaw when I stumbled upon a group of people playing soccer in Marion Square. Even though the background is not as dramatic as a moving vehicle for motion blur, I think the added effect of the subject's flailing limbs, hair whipping in the wind, and the spinning soccer ball contribute to the sense of velocity while his determined face remains largely in focus.
-Joseph Nienstedt

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For this shot I used my Canon 450D with a Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6. The image was taken at 10mm at ISO 200, f/4.5 and 1/30 second. I do quite a bit of biking, and I usually ride without using my hands on flat surfaces so I was able to hold the camera steady with both hands.
-Kinta Maeda

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I took this of my daughter while we were out grabbing a bite to eat. I tried to get a good shot earlier in the day, but the indoor setting led to a slower shutter speed which gave me a better background blur.
Camera info: Canon S90, F2.8, 1/40, ISO 80.
-Kyle Finnegan

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Canon Rebel XT
ISO 400
Shutter Priority at 1/80
f/13

This photo was taken at a private airfield in Wisconsin during a Fly-in. Several pilots fly in to the airfield for this "private" air show and offer rides in several types of planes. My brother, some friends, and myself rode our motorcycles from Minnesota to check out the annual event. You can see the road leading to the airfield in the picture; there's nothing like riding a motorcycle within a few hundred feet of plane conducting a flyby.
-Kyle Tam

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I've been using a Canon Rebel XTi coupled with a 50mm 1.8 prime lens.
This shot was during the afternoon and I used ISO 100 and f/22 with 1/20
shutter speed to shoot it. This was a shot of a random stranger on a
bike. I was about to give up shooting cars but then i saw this man on a
bike and decided to take a picture of him. Turned out nice. originally
taken in color but I tweaked it in iphoto.
-Lucas Lim

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Camera: Nikon D90 with normal lens which comes in kit.
ISO: 200
Exposure time: 1/2 sec
I tried to get the motion blur effect with some different objects but I couldn't get it right so I gave up. And then today I was like I should give it one last shot. So I saw my iPod & got an idea. I held it in my left hand & put my camera on my arm & then took the pic while movie my arm & I finally got it! This is the first time I tried motion blur so don't be rude.
-Mariya Butt

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Canon XSi
Canon 70-300 mm @ 165mm
f/22
ISO 200
1/30 second

I took this shot at Boeing airfield. I set the camera in shutter priority mode and experimented with different shutter times trying to maximize the amount of velocity I could simulate but ultimately found that anything longer than 1/30 just wasn't sharp enough. Once I had that set I started taking some shots and quickly discovered that the sky and clouds didn't work at all as the background so I had to change locations so I could get some trees in the background which also meant I had to get my shot relatively soon after take off. This is one of the few that came out.
-Mark Lee

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Canon EOS 7D
18-135mm f3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens
ISO 125 f6.0 @ 1/20s
Tripod

Took this shoot off the tripod zooming/unzooming the lens and snapping the shutter with a slow shutter speed. I've had good luck with this method in the past for spicing up more mundane shots and this was my favorite of the session.
-Mark Lobodzinski

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iPhone 4
F-Stop f/2.4
Exposure Time 1/15 sec.
ISO – 1000
No Flash (but it did catch the flash from someone else's camera)

I hope this qualifies for the contest, it just happened that I took my kids to the B.O.B show last night & took this shot. College students got in free with their ID, so the place was packed. We managed to push our way to the front of the stage & in the middle of singing "Magic", he jumped offstage right in front of us & bounced around in the crowd. I took several photos that were too blurry to use, as I had to keep jumping up & down to try to catch him while he was bouncing. Considering the frenzied crowd, I was surprised I got this clear shot (from an iPhone!). I love how someone's hand is pointing right at him & the photo caught the motion blur of it. I know it looks slightly posterized, but that's how the iPhone captured it. The only edits I really did in Photoshop was slight color correction & cropping.
-Marty Martin

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Canon 7D
EF-S 15-85mm IS f3.5/5.6 @ 21mm
f11 1/80 ISO 100

This car is called the "Ugly Panda". It started out as a $300 Subaru Impreza with a lot of broken parts to a fully built hill climb car! A bunch of local rally enthusiasts were planning on doing some "testing" in the woods, and asked if I would come along and take some photos. The dirt roads we were on were narrow, so the passes were fairly low speed and I had to adjust my shutter speed to compensate to capture the velocity effect for this week's challenge.
-Matt Gleiner

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Shot information:
Nikon D90
Tokina 11-16mm @ 11mm
f/22, 1/6 second
ISO200

Taken at Disney World's Magic Kingdom, King Arthur Carrousel (yes,
spelled that way). Putting my new lens through its paces. Used
girlfriend's shoulder for support.
-Michael Kuck

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This is from a bike race over the weekend during a climbing section (yes, the camera is level). I took pictures of the 80 or so riders before this guy in order to figure out how the shot would work. I used a Canon Rebel XSi on Manual and my settings were 1/80 shutter; F14; ISO 200; 55mm Focal Length. I didn't crop out the second rider because I wanted to show that there was still a race going on.
-Mike McKenny

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I shot this on a tuning-show in germany just the other day and thought I could post it...
I used my Pentax K20D with the DA 55-300 @ 170mm f4.5, using ISO-1600.
My Shake Reduction allowed me to Handhold this shot, as the exposure was as long as
1/25th (!!!) of a second!
-Moritz Schwertner

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Canon Rebel XS with 18-55mm Lens @ 18mm
1/40 @ f/3.5 ISO 800

When people think of movement, they often think of time, which is why I used a clock to represent the velocity of life. I threw the clock with one hand, took the picture with the other and my brother caught it. It took many tries but eventually I got the shot off.
-Nick Cheng

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Canon Powershot sd 750
-Omkar Desai

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Standard Olympus epl1 with mzukio stock 14-42 lens
Shutter speed set to 8 or lowest setting, sequential shooting on, continuos autofocus plus I planned where i was going to photo and pre focused the lens there before turning continuos autof on
Subject is a small container of hemp lotion rolled across my hardwood floor at home.
-Karl Elkner

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Camera: Sony DSC-P100
ISO-100
1/40 sec

I'm not a photographer and I really don't know much about this stuff… This is just what I found in the information of the file.

Story
Well, I'm not a photographer and this picture wasn't taken this week. So I guess I don't apply for the contest. But I wanted to send in the picture anyway, because I like it so much and I wanted to share it.

It was taken in 2007 in the Ardennes in Belgium. We were out walking in the woods with my girlfriends 2 kids (6 and 5 years old). My girlfriends son had the camera. He just loved taking pictures of animals. Now, we went down to the water, just to have a look. When we were climbing back up, he snapped this shot. I didn't even see him take this picture. It was only when we got back to our chalet, and I emptied the memory stick to my PC, that I noticed this picture. I just loved it right away.

Later, I showed it to my colleagues. They accused me of photoshopping it :p But it's real! Just a lucky shot from a 6 year old.
-Pascal Engels (for Braim Huybrichs)

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Shot: 8/28 1:42 PM EDT
Camera: Canon EOS 50 D
F-Stop: 7.1
Shutter Speed: 1/100
Lens: Canon 24-105 f/4 IS USM

This was shot during the joust event of the Maryland Renaissance Festival. This shot is taken just pior to the knight is lowering his lance to strike his opponent. And yes, it is real jousting with real lances. (Jousting is the state sport of Maryland.. how awesome is that?) I hand-held the camera and panned with the horse during his approach. To capture the motion, I used a medium aperture (7.1) and low (1/100) shutter speed. I really like how that also captures the motion of the horse as well. The motion blur of his hooves accentuates the feeling of velocity while the same effect in the horse's tail and head help to keep the focus on the knight and his lance. I find it amazing that the lance is as still and clear as it is in this photo, it really shows the skill of the knight.
-Peter Joyce

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Warp Infinity....Engage!

Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR
Exposure: 1/350
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/5
Focal Length: 185mm
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

We have a relatively new "ring-road" that connects two major highways quite close to my house.
The speed limit is ....well....fast....and people seem to really floor it when skirting down this fresh asphalt.

I was out for a stroll along the green space adjacent to an area in between the highway and my house where I sat along the fence line and practiced shooting for a LONG TIME.
This was an extremely difficult challenge and I missed the mark on dozens of way cooler looking sports cars.
I finally managed to capture this Infinity going about 140km/h, right when it started to rain forcing me inside....lucky.
-Richard Morrison

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Tripod
Bungee cord
D70s
SB600 flash on top
Merry Go Round

I was driving by a playground on my way to work and saw an old merry go round. Like a dangerous one! Made out of metal and all! This was a rare find. All the good playground equipment has been replaced with plastic and ground up tires. This was the real deal. This play ground must have been over looked by some safety group cause it had a few of those metal rocking things on the giant spring! Well anyways I set the camera in the middle of the merry go round and set the timer on the camera. Exposure time was 1/40. sec on an F6.3 ISO 200. I had my wife sit in the middle for this one. I set the strobe up so it would capture her nice and sharp while the background spun. We took about ten of these. I was in three of them and had to go home and sleep off the spinning. I cant even look at the pictures now with out getting sick. There are some funny ones in this set.

I use the strobe and long exposure technique when I shoot weddings. This is a great way to get light blurs while still having your subjects in focus. Most the time I will zoom a little while the shutter is open and it will give it a warp speed effect.
-Rich Johnson

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Shot with a Nikon D50, Nikon 18-70mm lens @ ISO 400, 70mm, 1/25s, f20.

I happened across the parade at the Minnesota State Fair which does a daily lap around the fairgrounds. I was about to walk off when I noticed the insect themed bikers near the end of the procession and decided to snap a few shots. The bike decoration and the costume pretty well summed up the crazy outfits and floats at the fair. Knowing Minnesota like I do, I though the Mosquito bike was especially appropriate.
-Rick Walstrom

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This is Edgar Prado riding D'Funnybone while approaching the gate for the 11th race on August 28th 2010, the 26th running of the King's Bishop, at the Saratoga Race Course. The shot was taken handheld with a Canon 50D with the EF 70-200mm f2.8 IS II lens at 88mm, 1/40 seconds at f/11, ISO 100, shutter priority, and image stabilization mode 2 was on. I had been camped out along the fence for over two hours, baking in the sun. D'Funnybone ran from his handler giving me a perfect opportunity to get an isolated shot of him in motion. I knew I could not stop the motion of the horse and still achieve background blur, but felt that I could freeze the jockey and show the motion and energy of the horse along with the blurred background. D'Funnybone sadly did not win the race.
-Rob Gierthy

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Camera Information:
Nikon D5000
f/29.0, 1/60s exposure time, ISO:500
Lens: Nikkor 55 - 200mm zoom lens

Photo Description:
This picture captures the intensity of the Moto2 race restart at the 2010 Indianapolis MotoGP event. Three riders go neck and neck to gain a position advantage before the arrival of the first corner... someone has to let up, who's it going to be?
-Rohan Kelkar

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I was really looking forward to this week's challenge, as one of my favorite pastimes in Hanoi is to just sit on a roadside cafe and observe the crazy traffic of motorbikes carrying all sorts of things. Unfortunately, the weather was really crappy this WE, so i didn't get as much time as i would've hoped for to practice my panning skills.
However i still managed between two rain showers to catch of few shots of vietnamese families riding their bikes on the road (sometimes up to 4 per motorbike !). I Hope you enjoy this typical vietnamese scene.
Shot handheld on a Canon 500D, with Tamron 18-50mm 2.8 lens, at 50mm, f6.3 and 1/25s.
- Romain Gresset

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Equipment: Nikon D90 & 18-200mm VR-II lens
Settings: 35mm, 1/20th sec, f/8, ISO640
The photo was taking at the August 28th New Hampshire Roller Derby double-header. Madame Scurrie of the Queen City Cherry Bombs was passing the pack on the outside as lead jammer. The Queen City Cherry Bombs went on to beat the Elm City Derby Damez 95-17.
-Ryan Powers

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Sunday was a beautiful day to goto the beach. Another last moment shot for the contest.
Canon Rebel XSi, 18-55mm, 100 ISO.
-Stephen Galpin

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Truly captures (1) my baby daughter's frenetic energy (2) just how difficult it is to photograph her.
-Sumit Kishore

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"Hindsight"

Nikon D5000, Nikon 18-55mm AF-VR, 900 ISO, camera regrettably left on automatic. (But it ultimately was 1/30 and f/2.8 for those who are curious.) Automatic, you say? That's blasphemy! Yes… I tend to avoid the little green setting, but I'd consider this situation extenuating. Perhaps this doesn't quite mesh with the theme as the subject wasn't going anywhere and I was the one who was moving, but close enough... speed is relative anyway!

A few quick points: yes, the road was straight; yes, I was actually still watching it. I was driving around the local airport on my way home on Friday, and spied that sunset out of my mirror. For whatever reason, the camera was sitting in my passenger seat, so I turned it on, pointed the lens in my side mirror's general direction, and hoped for the best. Thankfully, the autofocus deemed the sunset more of a priority than say, the road outside. So kudos to my SLR for being clairvoyant and actually doing what I wanted it to do.
-Ted Monchamp

Shooting Challenge Velocity Gallery 1S


There isn't much of a story behind this photo. I got my camera about a week before I took this photo and I still am very new to the whole photography thing. I was bored so I went out with my camera and just took a load of photos of absolute crap, this one was the product of many attempts .I know its nothing special, but I love the photography contests you hold and this is my first entry, I hope to enter a lot more as I learn more about photography. Sorry I don't know what the IOS and shutter speed and all that was.
-Theo Windebank

Shooting Challenge Velocity Gallery 1S


Canon 50D
Sigma 30mm f1.4
shot at f/5.6, 1/40sec, ISO 125, 30mm.

Was just sitting on Town Hall steps waiting for a friend, so i thought i'd have a go at vehicles in motion.

I had set the camera to shutter priority at 1/40sec, pre-focused and then panned as the cars drove by.
-Toan Tran