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Old May 29, 2010, 12:03 PM   #1
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Default Snake Alley Criterium 2010

Today I took my daughter to watch the annual bike racing in our little town. This is my first time shooting this stuff, so feel free to CC.
I posted 14 pics on flickr but i will only include a few here. If you would like, you can certainly check the rest out and feel free to leave comments.
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The guy in the last picture totally did not want to climb the Snake Alley Hill

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Old May 29, 2010, 4:28 PM   #2
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I don't think any of them are bad, but the first one is definitely my favorite. To get the spokes that sharp what speed were you shooting?
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I don't think any of them are bad, but the first one is definitely my favorite. To get the spokes that sharp what speed were you shooting?
not sure why the exif data is missing on these. didnt do anything diff than what i always do with flickr.
anyway, it is ISO200 140mm f/5.0 1/1600sec

btw, thank you kindly for your comment
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just a couple of more... first one a panning attempt... not sure what to think of it but i kind of like it since the middle two guys are decently frozen and the rest is pretty blurry..
the second on is the bottom up view of the snake alley street they had to climb. well, a partial view at least

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Panning on a group is tough. They're all crossing your angle of view at different rates. The guy in the middle (with the yellow on the helmet) looks good but none of the rest are quite as sharp. I like all your shots, but I think I'd have used a slower shutter speed so as to get some motion blur on the spokes.
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Panning on a group is tough. They're all crossing your angle of view at different rates. The guy in the middle (with the yellow on the helmet) looks good but none of the rest are quite as sharp. I like all your shots, but I think I'd have used a slower shutter speed so as to get some motion blur on the spokes.
yeah i really didnt know where my shutter speed should be for panning. I read about it a bit before but never truly paid attention. ironically after i came back home i got to a chapter in Scott Kelby's book (Digital Photography Vol 2 I believe) which claims that shutter speed for panning should be about 1/250.

However, the truly frozen ones were not an attempt at panning. that was deliberate, since i was afraid i would get blurry, non-panning pictures.

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