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Old Apr 4, 2008, 5:38 PM   #1
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Here are some of the track photos from the other night. It was raining a bit towards the end - lovely

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And here's one with the rain - looks like chroma noise:



I apologize for the noise in these - I don't have noiseware on my laptop
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Old Apr 4, 2008, 6:16 PM   #2
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Great series. I really like the two hurdle shots and #7. The hurdles lend themselves so well dramatic shots. On #3 were you shooting from on the track? I ask because of the angle of the shot.
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Old Apr 4, 2008, 6:19 PM   #3
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Thanks Paul. I was just on the edge - they were only running 4 of 6 lanes so I could get right on the edge. These were 100m - for shorter hurdles I'll actually stand on the track at the end and shoot them on the last couple of hurdles because there's enough room.


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hi johng,
excellent shots! i have to ask you what is the trick to get the subject in focus when they are coming at you quickly? do you try to focus at a spot in front of them, and as they reach it you take the shot, like in #3, did you focus on the cross bar and as she reached it you took the shot! this seems to very hard for me. i was looking at my motocross shot, i think its the last one on the page, the front wheel is a little soft, but the rear wheel is in focus with the the roost. i'm too slow in these shots, because i have a lot shots where the subject is just out of focus, and directly behind them is in focus. i know 2.8 is very narrow, but when you catch it right it makes an amazing shot! thanks, john
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Old Apr 5, 2008, 7:47 PM   #5
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Thanks John.

No I don't focus on a spot. I just track my subject before firing.
But the camera and lens play a part. Some setups will do better than others.
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