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 Post subject: Cycle racing pics
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:48 am 
Hi All,

Here are a couple pics I took from a recent stage race around Cape Town called the 'Giro del Capo'. It has UCI status now and is attracting more names and pro teams each year. These pics were taken during the last stage - a hill climb time trial.

Wasn't entirely happy with the results, but it's all practice I suppose. I wanted to get more shots showing movement and action. I don't think I positioned myself as well as I should have to get the shots. I did manage to climb a bank to get an interesting perspective on a couple of them.

Roland

1. Image

2. Image

3. Image

4. Image

5. Image

6. Image

7. Image


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:14 pm 
Really nice photos Roland, thanks for sharing! I like the 2nd and 3rd one but I really like how you've chosen to capture the cyclist as a small part of a bigger picture in the 5th one.

Edit: My mistake, I meant the 5th image, not the 4th one.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:49 am 
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Nice shots Roland...


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:29 pm 
ohh really nice! all of them ... the last one i like a little less but the others impressed me.
I totally agree with grahamnp that the small cyclist in the bigger picture is creative and eye-catching.

Some personal opinions (totally subjective though)
- #1 is super but the subject seems a bit overexposed
- #2 maybe crop out the far left two people so it doesn't distract with the main focus.
- #3 looks perfect to me :)
- #4 umm ... i think it's good .. but 3 is better
- #5 my favorite! ... perfect too!
- #6 the b&w adds nice contrasts and i like the serpentine road a lot too with your composition. It flows nicely.
- #7 a bit crowded (wow big leg muscles :lol:)

Cheers ! :)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:27 pm 
nu,ber 5 looks quite profesional


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:29 am 
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I would definitely choose no. 5 as the best of the lot. It has a completely different style from the others.

Good stuff!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:43 am 
thanks all for your comments and suggestions!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 1:27 pm 
Same here, 5 is really nice

Quentin


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 Post subject: Re: Cycle racing pics
PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:43 am 
[quote="roland"]Hi All,

Here are a couple pics I took from a recent stage race around Cape Town called the 'Giro del Capo'. It has UCI status now and is attracting more names and pro teams each year. These pics were taken during the last stage - a hill climb time trial.

Wasn't entirely happy with the results, but it's all practice I suppose. I wanted to get more shots showing movement and action. I don't think I positioned myself as well as I should have to get the shots. I did manage to climb a bank to get an interesting perspective on a couple of them.

Roland

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the 5th picture looks really great... good job!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 5:09 pm 
I really like all the photos - wicked job! - but it might have been nice to get a couple of images showing the speed of the cyclists, a little like in Gordon's tutorial (http://www.dslrtips.com/workshops/How_t ... hoto.shtml)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:20 am 
thanks all for your comments.

hi Welly, yes I should have done better with the panned shots. I didn't do as well as I would have liked on the day, but put it down to experience.

Here are a few more I shot:


Image
Exposure: 1/80
Aperture: f/20
Focal Length: 70 mm

Image
Exposure: 1/100
Aperture: f/14
Focal Length: 50 mm

Image
Exposure: 1/100
Aperture: f/13
Focal Length: 50 mm


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:12 pm 
I think that first panned shot looks great to me!


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