SPEED OF MACHINE AND MAN CAUGHT BY CAMERA (Jan, 1924)

SPEED OF MACHINE AND MAN CAUGHT BY CAMERA

Thrills that electrified spectators at an automobile race and soccer game are reproduced by lucky “snaps” of quick-action cameras. The player in one picture has just made a goal by bunting the ball through the posts with his head, a feat seldom witnessed, but the photographer caught the play. And as the mechanician of a speeding car in a recent road race in Germany was looking out for tire trouble, the other picture was snapped as the car rounded a curve at terrific speed. Despite the rapidity of the camera *shutter, the quickness of movement of both subjects caused distortion.

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  1. Stephen says: September 16, 20134:07 am

    The picture of the car implies that it was taken with a “blind” type shutter using a slit that moved upwards during the exposure, as the top part of the car is ahead of the bottom. It reminds me of the Hanna-Barbera cartoon “Speed Buggy” in the 1970s, which was drawn this way when going fast.

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