NI Railways on the Roll—Panned Views Crossing the Lagan.

A few weeks back on a trip to Belfast, I exposed these views of NI Railway’s CAF-built diesel railcars crossing the River Lagan.

To convey a sense of motion I panned the trains using a relatively slow shutter speed with a medium telephoto lens. By using an even panning motion I was able to keep the train sharp with the background is blurred.

Exposed at f 22 for 1/60th of a second. 135mm focal length.
Exposed at f20 for 1/60th of a second.

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One comment on “NI Railways on the Roll—Panned Views Crossing the Lagan.

  1. Nice job panning!
    The buildings are still pretty sharp to a point where you really have to take a close perspective to observe the very slight fuzziness but the road signs give it away as they are a bit fuzzy, (unless it’s my eyes) but as noted, that was by design. The primary target was the moving train.
    Nice job!