Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
On the subject of sports photography, have any of you guys ever tried to emulate a focal plane distortion like this shot by Jacques-Henri Lartigue?

Yeh, I'm crazy about that photo. I've got a speed graphic (pre-anniversary) to try it with, but there are so many combinations of speeds and slit widths I haven't got it yet. I've only wasted a half dozen sheets trying, so no pain no gain yet on this project. It appears Lartigue was panning the camera some and the car was moving faster than the panning motion. I want to figure it out with a box of fuji instant sometime, but the back doesn't open enough to hold the pa45. Older speed graphics go down to 1/10 sec and newer ones (with graflock back) only go down to 1/30. Not sure what difference it makes yet.