The Tour of California is a multi-stage bicycle race, the prologue was held in Palo Alto.
This was my first attempt at sports photography and it was challenging! I tried many different settings and techniques, the hardest part was to get sharp focus of a cyclist riding by.
Here's a few shots
1) I don't know which rider this is
2) "Super" Mario Cipollini
3) George Hincapie
4) levi and a fan
see the rest of the set here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23919211@N ... 944523683/
many of the rest of the set are not sharp, framed poorly or just generally not good. I've included them in the set because the cycling fans I've sent the link to don't care about that stuff, they just wanna see the pics!
Equipment: Nikon D80 + 18-200VR + circular polarizer
resize for upload to flikr. No other modifications
I'm not good at post processing, I could certainly use some tips in that area. I generally just take the JPG from the camera, I rarely crop, adjust exposure or anything else.
EDIT: I don't know why the images don't show up
EDITEDIT: photos fixed. Thanks Thomas!