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Old Mar 20, 2007, 12:39 AM   #11
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I'd say shooting in the 1/160th to 1/80th range my percentage of "keepers" is around 75-85%, that's with the 20D.

I am new to shooting cycles so forgive me if this sounds a little dumb. When I shoot basketball I shoot as fast as I can to get a sharp photo but I notice you shoot a slow shutter speed. What is the advantage of shooting that slow verses 1/500 or 1/800? I also use the 20D.
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Old Mar 20, 2007, 1:23 AM   #12
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I'd say shooting in the 1/160th to 1/80th range my percentage of "keepers" is around 75-85%, that's with the 20D.

I am new to shooting cycles so forgive me if this sounds a little dumb. When I shoot basketball I shoot as fast as I can to get a sharp photo but I notice you shoot a slow shutter speed. What is the advantage of shooting that slow verses 1/500 or 1/800? I also use the 20D.
Two completely different subjects. With basketball you use body's and facial expressions to convey the action. Freezing it with high shutter speeds is required and desired for the most part.

With motorsports the action is speed and physics, to convey that with the best results you use slower shutter speeds and panning tocapturethat movement (and retain a high level of sharpness). However, you can get away with the freeze and high shutters on head on shots, with good bokeh and the right angle.

One of the reasons I have fallen in love with shooting motorcycles is because, unlike cars, you do have a human body in motion and on a gloomy day you have clear face shieldswhich give way to facial expressions as well. The photos become less mecahnical and more human and sort of blur the line and I really enjoy that. Such as :





So it's not so much an advantage,as it is having the photo reflect the subject as best as possible. Bit of a ramble sorry.
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double whammy
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Old Mar 20, 2007, 9:29 AM   #14
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sweet sassy molassy, these are some amazing shots!!! i have little interest in automotive racing sports, but now i'm tempted to go out and see what i can capture.

Really, really great... can't stress this enough.
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Old May 10, 2007, 7:03 PM   #15
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Very nicely done.
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Old May 19, 2007, 5:36 PM   #16
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incredible shots

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Old May 20, 2007, 10:29 AM   #17
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Great shots. Really like the last two for examples of why you enjoy this kind of photography. These are some of the best posted.

Mahalo,

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