WHILE ACTION-FREEZING SHUTTER speeds can provide a breathtaking glimpse of high-speed action, sometimes a moment frozen in time can look static, or even unrealistic. A motocross rider leaning into a curve, immobilized by a fast shutter speed, may appear to be glued to the track; a speeding car pictured on a suburban street may look as if it were parked. Or, worse, a helicopter, like the one pictured at top in Figure 13.1, may seem to be headed for a crash after its rotors have stopped in mid-air. The solution in all these cases is to use a shutter speed that is slightly slower than the one needed to freeze the ...

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