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Old Feb 13, 2008, 12:41 AM   #1
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2 photos of Cycling event C&C Please
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Old Feb 13, 2008, 12:43 AM   #2
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Image #2 25 mph corner
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Old Feb 13, 2008, 8:52 AM   #3
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Framing looks fine one shot 1. On shot 2 there's too much dead space to the left of the lead rider. Exposure is on the bright side - some blown highlights and a lack of shadow detail.

But the biggest issue is the softness/lack of detail. You've got plenty of DOF, but nothing is in sharp focus and not much detail (i.e. everything is too smooth). Without exif it's not possible to diagnose the root cause: Could be camera just isn't up to the task, could be you used digital zoom, could be you cropped the photos too much, could be poor lens quality. Hard to say.

After that, the background is an issue - particularly with shot # 2. The "Alley Closed" sign and tape are very distracting. Two possible suggestions are to either change your shooting location if the other turn has a better background or to decrease your DOF (longer lens, wider aperture) to blur the background more. That would also help with the trailing riders who are neither in-focus nor sufficiently out of focus to draw attention to your subject. Also correcting the framing (pushing the rider to the left of the frame) would help diminish the impact of the sign - the face would be more the focus rather than the sign.

The exposure and framing will come with more practice. but the focus / detail issue is a concern. What equiupment were you shooting with?


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Old Feb 13, 2008, 10:31 AM   #4
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Thanks John Camera Canon 350D with the following exif
#1 F 6.3 1/1000 127mm (10-200mm F4 Canon L Series) ISO 400

#2 same setup and same exif info

Used single focus point as well with multiple shots and Ai servo

Have attached recropped #2
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Old Feb 13, 2008, 10:46 AM   #5
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Here is another shot Still trying to get a handle on processing and uploading properly to this site
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Old Feb 13, 2008, 10:21 PM   #6
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Hi

Have reviewed all photos today and have noticed that the ones I submitted were taken with the 70-200 mm F4 with 1.4 extender on. This could have been the reason for the softness and loss of detail.


What do yo guys think??

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Old Feb 14, 2008, 6:02 AM   #7
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Have reviewed all photos today and have noticed that the ones I submitted were taken with the 70-200 mm F4 with 1.4 extender on. This could have been the reason for the softness and loss of detail.


What do yo guys think??

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Old Feb 14, 2008, 7:17 PM   #8
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Thanks for the C&C John
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