Keizer Ice Skating Race, Amsterdam

Last weekend on Saturday Night 11 February 2012, for the first time in 15 years the Keizer Ice Skating Race took place across the frozen Keizersgracht canal in Amsterdam.

To photograph the skaters I used the panning technique. For those who don't know the panning technique, it is a technique to pan your camera along in time with the moving subject. It is a great way of giving the shot a feeling of movement and speed.

Below you can see two examples of my experiments with the 'panning' technique.

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February 15, 2012

Baldas1950

Beatutiful images capturing movements!

February 14, 2012

Jdanne

Great photos! Congratulations!

February 14, 2012

FabioConcetta

Nice images, is a excellent panning!

February 14, 2012

Alerizzo78

Nice photos! I was in Amsterdam 2 weeks ago, and the Canals were not frozen... I would have love to see people skating on them :)

February 14, 2012

Egomezta

Great images, I love the movement.

February 14, 2012

TMarchev

Not bad:)

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Photo credits: Cbomers.