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Copyright: Peter Parata (eosnut) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-01-03
Categories: Humorous
Camera: Canon 5D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/22, 8 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2013/01/04 'Moving Camera' [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-01-03 1:36
Viewed: 1778
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My tripod has a ball head, but for this I changed back to the original tilt/pan head.

To slow the exposure down, I used F22, ISO 100 and used a circular polariser.

The mouse was sitting on a black card that curved up to the vertical.

The light was diffused window light on an overcast day.

The exposure worked out to be 8 seconds.

I focussed on the mouse, tripped the shutter, held on the mouse for 5 secs then panned slowly to the left for 3 seconds.

No PP was needed.

This type of shot won't work with a light background, when you pan, the white will overpower the dark colours.

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Ciao Peter, great idea, lovely motion effect, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-01-03 6:38]

Hi Peter.

First up, as usual for the theme image of the week.
Wow!! speedy ted, i like the way the blues and yelloe merge like this. I like also the thought process behind this and its presentation.

stv ;o))

Hi Pete, blue version of speedy gonzales... I like the way you have the rainbows trailing out behind him. Fiona

I see what you mean about our two images being very similar in technique now, Peter.
Now I have to asků.who's is the mouse? I'm sat here laughing at the idea of you setting this one up and family onlookers thinking "What the heck's he up to now"??????

Process has worked without a doubt, and the effect is strong. Definitely gives you that instant sense of speed and motion, albeit a static subject.
I'm not sure what I like best at present, the humour behind the shot, or the result achieved. Either way, I'm still grinning.

Good note too, which will help others should they wish to try the exercise.


I like this shot of the mouse in motion Peter. Thanks also for an informative note explaining the steps to achieve the image. The colours here are certainly eye catching and focusing on the mouse for a few seconds before moving the camera produces an interesting effect. Nice addition to this weeks theme.


Hi Peter,
Great result. Funny to see that you panning action is just different from mat but almost similar in result. I love the way to colors seem to disolve slowly.

HI peter,

You used a good technique to display the camera movements. The 8 seconds shutter speed and the panning did the trick. A good contribution to the Friday's theme, Well done, have a nice day.


Another fine submission to the themes , that one i wish i had participated in , good technique on this one , it feels like some speed/motion effect has been applied here with a filter , obviously not the case , you have held long enough to record correctly the mouse and get that motion effect shifting the camera away from it for an outstanding result, well delivered imagery Peter,
greetings ,

  • tribord Gold Star Critiquer [C: 85 W: 91 N: 296] (895)
  • [2013-01-08 7:10]

Bonjour Peter,

Perfect example for the theme. The panning is soft and slow, yet we feel some speed in the resulting effect. Good use of the black background, allowing us to focus on the subject only. (truly, a white BG would not work, as you said well.)
I particularly like the idea of the choice of the subject. Such a bear would not be that fast, so it gives a sense of fun and remind me about some old cartoons/comic books.
Although it was a bit too centered, the panning adds materials to the overall position and now it looks fine, well balanced.

A very good exercice you are showing us, I hope that some will try to "copy" your efforts.

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