Ata Kemal Sahin  

Bikers know how to live by Ata Kemal Sahin

April 2021 - Bikers know how to live

April 2021 - Ata Kemal Sahin


About the Image(s)

Riding a motorcycle have its own pleasure and is not a hobby; but it’s a passion. He was riding on the seaside road in Istanbul’s Asian side i.e. my best panning area.

I used PS for edit, crop and bnw conversion.

Exif: f9 1/60” 50mm

13 comments posted

Haru Nagasaki   Haru Nagasaki
Hi Ata,
Another nice panning shot!
You have solid skill of panning.
I like the contrast dark tone of bike vs light tone of road.
Also you have a good space in right side, which make me comfortable to see the image.
Nice work.
Thank you for sharing.   Posted: 04/03/2021 20:08:05
Ata Kemal Sahin   Ata Kemal Sahin
Thanks for your supportive comment Haru.   Posted: 04/07/2021 00:59:41

Arne Skinlo   Arne Skinlo
All of us who have tried panning know that it is not easy. You have really got a grip on this genre. The composition is perfect and enhances the feeling of speed. I like the relaxed riding with one hand resting on his lap.   Posted: 04/04/2021 03:00:12
Ata Kemal Sahin   Ata Kemal Sahin
Thanks for your supportive comment Arne.   Posted: 04/07/2021 01:00:04

Ying Shi   Ying Shi
Great panning shot. Strong sense of movement.
It will be better to add some details of the motorcycle and the rider.   Posted: 04/04/2021 19:10:41
Ata Kemal Sahin   Ata Kemal Sahin
I agree. Thanks for your supportive comment Ying.   Posted: 04/07/2021 01:00:50

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
Panning is hard. You did a good job with this, leaving space in front of the biker, as Haru mentioned.
My only suggestion is to choose a viewing spot where there is no tree (or pole?) in the background to inject a vertical line in an otherwise horizontal composition.   Posted: 04/06/2021 11:47:20
Ata Kemal Sahin   Ata Kemal Sahin
You're absolutely right, background is important while taking panning shot; but the reality here is: It's a very busy dual carriageway and there are trees on at equal distances of 5 meters on the middle so you have to control both the vehicles on other road behind and your target vehicle. Believe me, -apart of your skill- you must be a magician to control all and the trees are always there:) Surely, I have some other panning areas; please visit my Instagram gallery Stephen. Thanks for your comment.   Posted: 04/07/2021 01:02:48

Tevor Harvey   Tevor Harvey
I love the contrast between the bike and the background, it really makes the bike stand out, I also love the panning to give the sense of movement.   Posted: 04/07/2021 16:03:35
Ata Kemal Sahin   Ata Kemal Sahin
Thanks for your comment Trevor.   Posted: 04/08/2021 07:36:07

Bill Foy   Bill Foy
You really do have the panning technique down, Ata. The background is perfect and the bike and rider are really pretty clear. Are you shooting in shutter mode?   Posted: 04/15/2021 13:53:46
Ata Kemal Sahin   Ata Kemal Sahin
Yes Bill, TV (Shutter Priority) mode. Thanks for your comment. Depending on the speed of subject, I choose a slow shutter speed between 1/30" - 1/80"   Posted: 04/16/2021 00:48:34

Dick Knudson   Dick Knudson
In monochrome, the background is much less distinct and distracting than in the color version. Nice! At 1/60 one gets the blurred background, but sacrifices sharpness of the subject.   Posted: 04/21/2021 14:53:02


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