A panning blur test shot
One I took recently while out with the trusty little Fuji.
I picked a pretty slow shutter speed as I really wanted to get the blur effect. What helped is I had a nice vantage point slightly elevated above the bike path. This gave me the ability to execute the pan with quite a bit of success.
I chose a shutter speed of 1/15 which is a relatively slow shutter speed for panning. But there are plenty of variables like focal length, distance to subject and travelling speed that all play into account when getting just the right mix of blur and sharpness. This guy riding with his hand off the handlebar was the perfect subject. It is a good fun challenge to get a panning blur shot that your happy with. Shortly after this shot my battery died, which is probably my biggest gripe about the camera. Read my little write up on the Fuji X100S here.