Motion Blur Frozen

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    Strobist Info: One small pop-up flash from a Nikon DSLR in front. So technically this is off camera flash.

    I think it is interesting to see that the whole picture is defined by the intended motion blur as a result of panning. But there is also the flash of another shooter in front. I captured it as I was dragging the shutter. The flash froze part of the biker (look at the camera-left side of his upper arms and his glasses) and a huge patch of street directly in front of the wheel on camera left.

    ski 9, Ruby Girl, coschda, and 203 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. fire_aperture1 [deleted] 68 months ago | reply

      I LOVE IT!! Awesome!! Great Job!! Wow!!

    2. zèbra 67 months ago | reply

      Superbe !

      Je vous invite à rejoindre ce groupe :

    3. Ben Kimball 66 months ago | reply

      What a cool shot! The flash of the other photographer couldn't have been more perfectly placed.

      I'm an admin for a group called Triathlon Photography, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    4. kayintveen 66 months ago | reply

      Wouw amazing photo! i really like it

      i'd like to invite you right away for our Sport Photography Blog group.

      your photo will generate extra exposure on

    5. bec brindley photography 65 months ago | reply

      Great shot. Love it :)

    6. aaronlang 64 months ago | reply

      Great technique! Great colors! Great composition! In short, a great shot! Thank you for putting this photo up here at Flickr with a CC license. We have put your photo at our German translation related site at Your name is under the photo, linking to, which is one of our German credits page, and then links to your profile here at flickr. Thanks again for the incredible shot!

    7. Mariano Kamp 64 months ago | reply

      Sounds good. Thanks for the attribution.

    8. Alessandro Sousa 64 months ago | reply

      Os detalhes ficaram ótimos.
      Qualidade extrema na captura.
      Ta bonita! Show de imagem!!!

    9. PIXofSPEED 62 months ago | reply

      Very good pix !

    10. Francisco X. Nieto [ipX] [deleted] 60 months ago | reply

      Nice sport shot !

    11. 57 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Best sports pictures, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    12. Tobymutz 43 months ago | reply

      an excellent & serendipitous motion blur capture shot!

    13. Lightnomad 31 months ago | reply

      great dynamic!

    14. Project Casting 24 months ago | reply

      This picture is wonderful! I'd like to use it in our blog scheduled for posting March 2013, 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!!!

    15. kacam 16 months ago | reply


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