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Old Jan 26, 2009, 8:22 PM   #1
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here are a few from yesterday

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Old Jan 26, 2009, 9:12 PM   #2
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Excellent. Enough said
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Old Jan 26, 2009, 9:13 PM   #3
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Nice work, it takes a steady hand(s) to get clear shots at those shutter speeds. I especially like the air shot (2). Color and composition are on. Good work..

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Old Jan 27, 2009, 12:08 PM   #4
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Nice pans john! Man I wish we were riding up here.
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Nice work John. The first is the strongest image IMHO. The other 2 would be helped by cropping a bit as you have framed high (easy to do when concentrating on the pan).

On a settings technical note I would suggest dropping the ISO when you are panning, there is no need to be at ISO800 and f16 or even f22, so ISO 400 or lower would be perfectly fine. I aim for an aperture of about f8 when doing panning work as you get enough DOF for easily sharp shots on the subject and keep noise to a minimum. I'm guessing you had been taking some less extreme shots at around the 1/250 - 1/500s settings where ISO 800 would have been more realistic.
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Nice tip Mark! Thanks
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Great Panning, Super set of action shot's !!
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thanks everyone for the kind words!!
hi mark, you are correct, i was just pushing it to see
how slow i could get the shutter, i think most of them were
at 125 which was kinda slow for those conditions. that's mainly
why i used the iso 800. here are a few not so slow shutter.

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I like the last series too John. The last one it not to the same standard as the other 3 though. I think you could boost exposure a little as the faces are dark. At most of these events you can use flash if you are close enough and have it so that really helps give the pop to the shots.

As you can probably see 1/500s has worked about the best, the first at 1/800 although a great shot would have been helped with a little more blur in the wheels rather than them being almost fully frozen.

I need to shoot some sports LOL.
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Nice panning shots John, like the second set of shots as well very sharp, like the second onebest out of the last lot(nice composition & tight framing).
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