My attempt to take some panning shots was a failure and I am trying to understand what I need to do get this right. (This is my 2nd failed attempt at panning). I was at a race this morning to take some pictures. I was shooting with the D70+70-300mm lens. It was a bright/sunny day. Here is just one of the shots. This one was shot using Shutter mode, f/32, 1/5 sec, 70mm. Some of the other ones taken with bigger apeture and slower shutter speeds are totally white (I guess that is what is called overexposed). I played around with the aperture to to see if reducing the aperture to f/32 would help reduce the brightness. I also tried using the Exposure compensation (to -3.0) to see if that would help reduce the effect of the sun. Looking to learn what I did wrong so that I can make the corections next time. May be I should have looked for areas that are shaded to try out the panning technique. Looking forward to your comments and tips. Thanks in advance. PS: I realize that using a tripod will help, but I only have a cheap tripod and carrying that around during a race is too much of a hassle. I plan to try using the tripod this summer, when there are people on the local track.