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    Motion Trails

    I cant find any examples now of what I'm talking about, but I want to capture the motion trails of say a plane taking off or a train going past but I want the subject in focus at the end.
    I went to the Airport this morning and tried unsuccessfully a few times. I got the trail I wanted, but at the end there was nothing.
    I tried 1.3 to 2 second exposures on a tripod.

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    Are you talking about something called "Zoom Burst" Maybe : http://www.ehow.com/how_2036496_zoom-burst-photos.html
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    Spides. I'm rather puz?led by what you mean. How about a shot of what you tried and maybe we can go from there?
    (I'm thinking, focus, motion blur, multiple image - what's for tea?)
    Am.

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    CC, Image editing OK.

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    Hmm! I think I get it: and you want a clear-ish image of the plane at the end.

    Well, I am open for ideas and suggestions. In other words, you take that oar and I'll take this one.
    Am.

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    I think that you're referring to images taken with a slow shutter speed, flash, and using rear curtain. That technique is not going to work for you in the example above. It works for images in low light where a strong flash will freeze the object at the end of the shot. The rear curtain means that the blur appears at the start of the shot rather than at the end. Try it with a pendulum indoors using a slow shutter speed of say 1/4 second.

    Translating that to an aeroplane taking off in good light might be a bit of a stretch though.

    This will explain it for you.
    http://digital-photography-school.com/slow-sync-flash

    Samples here:
    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=s...w=1297&bih=662
    Last edited by Warbler; 13-08-2012 at 9:36am.

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    Thanks. Im aware of the Flash side of it, but obviously it cant be done in daylight

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    panning MAY help some....
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    I believe for what you're after it can only be done PP, have a look at this tutorial:

    http://www.photoshopessentials.com/p...s/motion-blur/
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    The only way I can think of that you might be able to do this is using 2 cameras aimed at the same spot one set for slow ss and the other set at fast ss, using remotes take the shot at slow speed then just as the shutter is about to close take the fast shot then blend them in photoshop.
    Keith.

    Edited. I think Adams way would be easier.
    Last edited by Speedway; 13-08-2012 at 3:26pm.

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    He could still do it with a light. It would need to be pretty bright and short-duration though. Might be a problem around civil aviation though. But then he probably knows that.

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    I think you may be right Adam, maybe thats the type I've seen and thought it was in Camera.

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    I love this type of photograpy

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