Exercise: Shutter speeds – cameras with a manual option
1/640 , f2.8 ISO 3200
This photo (above) has slowest shutter speed at which movement is sharply frozen.
1/30, f 2.8, ISO 200
This series of photographs (above) at different speeds gave conclusive results. However, I failed with the panning exercise as I did not use a variety of speeds or speeds which were slow enough (I thought the poor light would not allow me to go so slow; however, I was wrong) and did not achieve motion blur.
I think the blurred effect of the background in this image may be more to do with the bokeh effect of the lens rather than successful panning.
However I like the feeling of motion in this photo (below) with the mountain biker coming towards me:
Sharpness on the splash but motion blur on his feet (but why is the chain so sharp?)
On reflection the photos (of movement) that I prefer the most are those with the extreme blur (5th and 6th photos) where the mountain biker is not really recognisable but there is a real feeling of movement.
Additional examples of photos of water at different shutter speeds: