RACING AHEAD

Lee & Enrique had a really cool ‘getaway car’ (a 1970 Olds convertible) and I wanted to create a unique shot with it. Sitting on top of the back seat I had my camera set to Tv mode (shutter priority), at 1/30th of a second. My lens was a Canon 16-35mm, set to 16mm,  and I was using on-camera flash. I pressed the shutter button and zoomed the lens all the way to 35mm at the same time. The slow shutter speed, combined with the zooming of the lens, allowed the ambient light in the background to blur while the light from the flash froze my subjects in the foreground. It looks like Enrique is racing down the road but the car wasn’t traveling more than 15 mph. No Photoshop was used in this shot, except for some fine tuning of white balance and contrast. I think it looks a little like when the Millennium Falcon enters hyperspace 🙂

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