Speed, by iskandar
Click image to see a larger view in iskandar's gallery.
Our featured photographer on the DPNow Picture of the Day is iskandar, from Malaysia. Iskandar has captured the essence of the title of the picture, 'speed', beautifully with this composition.
"I shot the picture using Pentax IstDL fixed with 18 to 50mm lens," explains iskandar. He adds: "I set the aperture small to decrease the shutter speed. The blurring effect was produced by panning the camera. To enhance the blurring effect, I used Soft focus effect in Picasa 2." It's a great result and there are several more in iskandar's gallery.
I like the way iskandar sums things up: "I'm one of those guys who love to take pictures. If I didn't click the shutter on that day, the day is not complete."
You can see more of iskandar's work in his DPNow gallery - and it's well worth a look.
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