Wave Panning

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    From my first batch of wave panning attempts. I could get into this... I need to live at the beach.

    Hey, mslissap, you can have all the stuff in my cube. I'm just gonna live at the beach.

    Oh, never mind - I need a paycheck... bummer. I'll be back Monday, after all...

    Apologies if the processing is screwy - laptop...

    1. Dixie's pix 71 months ago | reply

      I think it's great!

    2. Lara's Pixels 71 months ago | reply

      I could live at the beach too! My favorite place in the whole world! This is great, Joe! I actually feel like I'm there standing in the waves.

    3. Cgilden58 71 months ago | reply

      b>A stunning image seen in Nature Photos HP

    4. camera+me 71 months ago | reply

      I have tried this and have found I am way too clumbsy!

    5. Kiwilad 71 months ago | reply

      Way cool, must try this some time

    6. Meremail 71 months ago | reply

      That is just beautiful.

      Jim saw this in the Flickr Golf Club Group!

    7. Joe Plocki (turbojoe) 71 months ago | reply

      Kiwi - it's pretty straight-forward... just stand in the water, about where the little wavelets are breaking, and zoom in on a swell. Follow it in, constantly refocusing on it, just making sure to pan with the wave, keeping the camera aimed at the same part the whole time. Right when it's about to break, trip the shutter, while continuing to pan. Ideally, you'll have a long enough shutter speed to not stop the action (though that would be interesting in its own right). With luck, you get something like this... Without luck, you get something like most of the 80 photos I took standing in the ocean yesterday afternoon...

    8. mcmillend 71 months ago | reply

      nice effect, cool; I need to try this when at the beach next time

    9. mslissap 71 months ago | reply

      I'm glad you came back. I need someone to do all my work when I'm sick.

    10. Joe Plocki (turbojoe) 71 months ago | reply

      Well... I couldn't just not come back... plus it's not that bad - you don't get sick much, hehe.

    11. aswirly (away) [deleted] 71 months ago | reply

      Wow, this is really cool!!! I DO live by the beach but haven't tried this yet. It's on the list now :)

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