About 1/250 to 1/500
"Andrew" <andrew611175aol.com> wrote in message
news:bgojvf$pob$1news-int.gatech.edu...> Dave Balcom <balcy24charter.net> wrote:>> > We just got back from the Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis. It was my
> > first NASCAR race and was it great! Our seats were Row 1 right across
> > from Dale Jarrett's (#88) pit. I was waiting for him to pit and
> > actually got several shots on my Canon 10d of his spin/crash. My ears
> > are still ringing 2 days later!>> > I have a question about shutter speeds. I had the 10d set to shutter
> > priority (Tv) and to use a high shutter speed (1/2000) to freeze the
> > action on the track. Before the race, there was a fly-over of Apache
> > helicopters and the high shutter speed froze the blades--making the
> > shots look unrealistic. What shutter speed should I have used to
> > freeze the chopper in the shot while still blurring the blade motion?
> > I didn't have time to experiment at the track.
> I think you'll need to get below 1/640 to get much motion blur
> of the blades.