Harley Davidson

Driving in excess of 40mph is not the proper way to execute a moving vehicle photo shoot.  This was our only makeshift method to get the motion blur as we were driving on the Pacific Coast Highway by Los Angeles, CA. This also happens to be my first attempt at a moving vehicle shoot, with my  brother on the Harley, his wife driving the chase car, with my 1D strap wrapped tightly around my arm hanging out the window, shutter activated by the wired remote, and communicating over a Bluetooth headset.

Without a neutral density filter, I was forced to shoot at ISO 50, f/9.5 at 1/90s with my Canon 16-35mm. There is obviously some major post processing and composites for the visual effects, but the motion blur is real. The overcast sky made it easier to get a softly lit image.

8 Comments Harley Davidson

  1. Jason July 16, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    WOW! Very cool stuff. First time commenting on your blog, but I’ve been a big admirer of your work, both wedding and modeling.



  2. MsBunn.com July 16, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    Just one word: AWESOME!!!

  3. Myth Mok July 16, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    I HATE u, these photos look so bloody cool!! 😀 Would you mind to explain a bit on the post-processing of the second photo, especially the tone & contrast? I like this color feel very much and always wonder how its done. Again, very nice work. U obviously got the talent.

  4. Sandra July 17, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    oh i really like the second one. itz hottttt

  5. Lawrence July 17, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    Man it’s amazing how clear these photos are, especially since the 16-35 doesn’t have mode 2 IS so your hands must have had to be super still. Great work Tony.. you never cease to amaze me.

  6. athanasius2k4 July 19, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    So you got tired of photoshopping the motion blur, eh? LOL! Great “stunt” work dude!

  7. Tuan July 21, 2008 at 1:27 am

    I love the fire on the first picture. Would you mind to take a moment and show me how you did that? I think I came across a tutorial once for doing it in Photoshop but I can’t seem to find it any longer. Any help would be much appreciated.

  8. George July 27, 2008 at 8:40 pm


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