Movement - Humans

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Sometimes it's quite easy to show movement - it simply happens as movement blur. But quite often the photographer fights like hell to visualize or enhance the feeling of speed...
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I took this shot up at Keenland race track in Kentucky during the warm-up sessions. I was fascinated by the focus of the jockeys and the power displayed in the movement of the horses as they rounded the track.
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Submitted: Monday, 25th March, 2013 12:56 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 14th April, 2012
Focal length: 125 mm
Shutter speed: 1/80 sec
Aperture: F7.1
ISO: 160
Notes: In order to capture the motion in the horse and emphasize the speed while still keeping the jockey reasonably sharp I used a panning technique with a relatively slow shutter speed. Panning also made it a bit easier to frame the moving subject and take the picture at exactly the moment I wanted, when all the horses hooves were off the ground.
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