how is this image captured?

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  1. bisdakr

    bisdakr TPF Noob!

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    how is this image captured? freeze the subject which is the car and in focus while the road looks like its moving? to freeze I know fast shutter but will the fast shutter catch the movement? any ideas on how this is done? I would like to take a picture like this.

    http://www.my350z.com/photogallery/showgallery.php?cat=565
     
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    The photographer is shooting out of a vehicle moving at the same speed as the Nissan. That way, the car is essentially motionless in the frame but the road is moving by quite quickly.
     
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    I'm pretty much a rookie at photography, but it looks like the camera was in another car traveling at the same speed, therefore a slower shutter speed can be used to get the motion blur in the background.
     
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    the photographer was in a car going the same speed as the 350Z, he/she stopped the lens down to require a slower shutterspeed, the photog just framed the car, and shot at whatever was needed while keeping the car in the same spot in their frame. It's a beutiful shot, well executed. VR lenses work great for this becuase they compensate (to an extent) for road vibrations.

    EDIT: GAH! I got beaten to the punch...twice!!!
     
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    I see, will 1/20 do it or slower? I want to try this shot as soon as the weather clears up, cruise both cars at the same speed and focus the car with a slow shutter speed. i'll give this a try and post results later on. thanks guys.
     
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    I think that if the photogrpaher was in a moving car the traffic light in the background should be blurred. The subject (the car) and the photographer were probably both still and the blur was added in post-processing with Photoshop or other software but I might be wrong. The answers above are the 'traditionnal' way to do it though.
     
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    +1 it looks like photoshop to me, look at the road behind the car, the traffic light and the railing is not blurred at all.
     
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    work of PHOTOSHOP i feel....you cant take a photo with "selectivel" motion blury between two sharp planes.....mechanical/physically impossible.....
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    lense with two focus points?

    but ppl taught me that if you want to caputure this kinda image....what you do is you select a slower shutter...and move your camera with the object that you are trying to catch....thus producing in focus object with blur background.....i'm also a newbie....only know about the physics
     
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    I'd shoot much faster than 1/20. It all depends on how fast the cars are going but I'd start at, say, 1/125 or 1/250, maybe down to 1/60 if the cars are slow moving.
     
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    I respectfully disagree. :) Since the road is slightly curved the light and the railing behind the car will be moving away from the frame and they are further away. Both these factors minimize the blur.

    Also, look at the red crane through the fence on the left side. It is still lburred but to lesser extent due the the distance away from the frame.
     
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    But if the reason the traffic light is sharp is because it is in the same place but moving away you would have a hotter or denser green light in the middle of it and you don't. Looks like post production to me.
     
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    The drastic difference between the barrier in front of the car vs behind puts my vote in the post production camp for this image.
     

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