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Old Jan 1, 2009, 7:58 AM   #1
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Old Jan 1, 2009, 10:46 AM   #2
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I really like the first shot, sharp, good amount of motion in the bike/wheels, and a nice edit on the background too.

The other two are not nearly as good, more like snap shots in comparison. If you are going to use high shutter speeds then you want to open up the aperture to help lose the background but her you have high shutter speeds, small apertures and high ISO.

If you have one then an external flash is really going to help in this sort of shot to help the bike and rider pop. Currently the sky has confused the camera and the two shots are under exposed for the subject.

Hope that doesn't put you off, the initial shot is great!!!!

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Thanks Mark, I really appreciate the advise, it's always good to get some help from other photographers, Flash is a no no over here at race meetings, oganisers and riders dont like it ??? but when the season starts again i will try and put your tips into action !! again thanks, and a Happy New year to you !!
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That's a pain, at the top pro events all the shooters are using flash as well at my local track, not that I've been there since 2006 (that sounds like such a long time ago now LOL).

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"In that case I would look at using manual exposure so that the sky doesn't mess up your shot. It is obviously best if you can get the sun behind you but this is not always possible to get the action you want.

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"I look forwardto seeing how things go.
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Nice shots, like the first one best as well. With the third shot you could have used a slower shutter speed to get some motion in the wheels and some blur in the background with your panning motion, just another way of breaking up the background from your subject.
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