LAPD (45/365)

Day 45: I walked the Downtown Los Angeles area for a couple of hours today looking for my shot of the day. I wanted to take a shot of the fountains in front of the John Ferraro Building, but after walking over to it, I was dismayed to find a substantial construction project taking place where the fountains used to be. After wandering around some more and then finally finding my way over to Little Tokyo, I took pause from my walking to try some panning shots. I decided on this shot of an LAPD squad car as my shot of the day. It's SOOC except for minor cropping and tilting.

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  • Quang D Tran 4y

    Love the motion blur. Good panning job!
  • NeilPas 4y

    Nicely done John - good job keeping it on a level plane while moving!
  • Rodney Chester 4y

    Great job on a shot where it's now or never.
  • g.corrow 4y

    Sweet the movement ! Wonder were they are going ? :-)
  • Mike KC 4y

    i love how the cops are staring at you too!
    keep it up!
    i think this is one of your best ones so far!
  • Jon 4y

    Well done John.
    Panning has drawn my interest lately too.
    Again this is a nicely done photo ..........;-)
  • Perry McKenna 4y

    Awesome shot. Beautiful pan, with great main subject freeze.
  • Hanan Omar 4y

    love the panning!!! keep it up ^^
  • f r e d 001 4y

    Yes, great panning skill with a little tilt.
  • Joffrey Guidon 4y

  • Kristina Krause 4y

    Amazing shot!
  • John Liu 4y

    g.corrow Thanks...There's plenty of activity here in Los Angeles to keep them busy!
  • John Liu 4y

    Quang D Tran NeilPas Jon Perry McKenna Hanan Omar f r e d 001 Thanks...panning is quite a bit of fun!
  • John Liu 4y

  • dianaroo 4y

    Wow! This is really neat, I'd like to try something like this some time. I like how the cop in the passenger seat is kind of looking your way haha.
  • John Liu 4y

    dianaroo Thanks Dee
  • Perry McKenna 4y

    Wow, this is really cool! very nice pan and the sense of movement is accentuated with the car going downhill.

    Seen on my Flickr home page. (?)
  • John Liu 4y

    Perry McKenna Thanks Perry. I must admit, the car wasn't going downhill. I added a bit of tilt to simulate that effect. : )
  • ask90 4y

    pretty unusual that this lapd unit has center wheel caps, when almost all the other lapd units have wheel covers
  • Project Casting 3y

    This picture is wonderful! I'd like to use it in our blog scheduled for posting September 15, 2012, with your name given with photo credit and a link back to your flickr page. If you do not wish to have your work reproduced then please email me back at with a link to the picture and I'll have it removed from our postings. Thank you for sharing on creative commons!!!
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Taken on February 14, 2011
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