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Keywords:17-50 mm, Panning, Swing, Tree
Photo Info

Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size2.75 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceUncalibrated
Date taken1-Aug-09 10:39
Date modified1-Aug-09 18:08
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D300
Focal length22 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/25 at f/18
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias+1/3 EV
Exposure prog.Shutter priority
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Tree Swing

Tree Swing

While visiting a friend we were thrilled to find this swing hanging from a tree in his backyard. It was a warm summer day, the large tree providing shade for the swing that overlooks Lake Minnetonka. I was taking some standard shots to freeze the action (1/2000 at f/4.0). Looking to get a more creative shot I quickly flipped the camera to Shutter Priority and dialed the shutter speed down to 1/25. My daughter was in her down swing when I decided “go for it now!”. My D300 did the rest locking on instantly as I panned to get her in sharp focus while the background became a dreamy blur.