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 Post subject: More Downhill
PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 12:57 pm 
Another local race this weekend. I got quite a few nice shots, but this is the pick of the bunch.

as always, C&C is encouraged

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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 3:38 pm 
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Pretty shots. I like #3

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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 6:29 pm 
the last one is really good and i wish i could get those shots. Have you any tips for shooting like that cause im goint to Fort William for a 4x and downhill tournament soon and was wondering if uv got any tips. Also where were thes taken?


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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 11:56 pm 
these shots were taken at a track called Fox Creek. its in South Australia.

my secret for these shots.... HUGE ISO

it was kind of dark, do i was using 1000ISO and under exposing by -.3 to -.7.

the under exposure can be dealt with in lightroom or photoshop, with the RAW files ( i ALWAYS shoot in RAW at MTB events). The ISO was to get fast shutter speeds. some of the riders were getting close to 60kph (45mph?), and i was less than a foot away from the track at some points.

so Fast shutter speeds,

and shoot in RAW.


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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2009 8:46 pm 
Thanks for the tips. Im going to the world cup next month and will post my pics if they are any good. What about composition? I always think some of the shots i see have an odd element to them that makes so much better than mine.


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Nice shots Jake - did you use a flash? I'm not sure the riders would appreciate it, but they can be great for freezing close-range action...

And how about focusing? Did you pre-focus on a fixed spot and wait for the rider to reach it? I've always found that more successful than trying to AF on something moving that quick...


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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 12:14 am 
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Nice shots Jake - did you use a flash? I'm not sure the riders would appreciate it, but they can be great for freezing close-range action...

And how about focusing? Did you pre-focus on a fixed spot and wait for the rider to reach it? I've always found that more successful than trying to AF on something moving that quick...


Hey Gordon.

About the flash, No. unfortunately i don't have a flash, and dont plan on getting one till i change over to cannon. However i did try and re-create the effects in lightroom2 with the exposure brushes on the last shot.

and i found it easier to pre-focus on a tree or part of the track, and then setting the shutter off when they are going past it.


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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 1:33 am 
Did you try panning shots?


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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 3:27 am 
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Did you try panning shots?


a couple. but i didn't get much luck with them.

im not overly good at panning, so i need to keep practicing.

here's 2 that i did at the same spot.

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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 3:51 am 
Keep practicing.
Freezing action may be nice sometimes but adding some nice panning shots to the set can improve it!


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Great shots Jake...well done!

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