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Old Jul 9, 2004, 4:32 AM   #1
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About 20 people had rented a racetrack not far from where i live, got permission to take some pictures. Actually, some of them didnt turn out too bad

Hope some of them suits your taste! Comments and suggestions are appreciated

The pictures are about 1280px wide so i post links instead

1. Yamaha R1 entering the chikane

http://gallery.riskaka.com/album140/R1_Rod_Silver_1


2. Another Yamaha R1 in the same corner

http://gallery.riskaka.com/album140/Midlanda_15



3. Kawasaki ZX-6R in a long lefthand corner.

http://gallery.riskaka.com/album140/Bla_636_1



4. Yamaha R1 was a popular bike for obvious reasons

http://gallery.riskaka.com/album140/midlanda3



5. A knee on the ground and eyes focused on the next curve

http://gallery.riskaka.com/album140/midlanda6



6. Another one

http://gallery.riskaka.com/album140/Midlanda_15



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http://gallery.riskaka.com/album140/midlanda1



8. Taken at 50mm

http://gallery.riskaka.com/album140/midlanda2



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Old Jul 12, 2004, 5:28 AM   #2
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Nice photos RaWeN. :-)
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Old Jul 12, 2004, 11:37 PM   #3
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Nice Photos but I can tell you were using a very high shutter speed and if

you slow it down and pan more you can get a feel for the speed of the bikes

and I think you will be much happier with the pictures. I made a panning bracket

out of an old pair of crutches (from my motorcycle accident) and was able to pan

at very slow shutter speeds when I did a lot of motorcycle photography years ago.

I still think your photos are very nice though.
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Old Jul 13, 2004, 12:02 AM   #4
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Nice shots. What camera and lens were you using?
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Old Jul 13, 2004, 2:59 AM   #5
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Im trying to get i right with a longer shutter but it takes a bit of practice to get it right. Do you have any thoughts about what times to use? Its said that you should never use speeds shorter than the focallenght (in my case around 300mm= 1/300+), does that still apply when photographing movement?



Thanx for the comments! Always good to get suggestions on how to improve!



lucky2505: Nikon D70, with a Nikkor 300mm and the kit lens (18-70mm).
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Old Jul 13, 2004, 11:04 AM   #6
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It depends on the speed of the bike how low I would go, I used to do 1/125 with a 300mm lens and that worked pretty well with fast moving bikes even in corners. I could go as low as 1/30 of a sec. with my pannig bracket I made but it still takes practice to get a nice smooth pan. I know some photographer have very steady hands and some use monopods but me not having the most steady hands in the world I made my own bracket. I tried monopods but with motorcycles moving around so much I would not always be able to keep the bike framed with out a lot of trouble. I used to just go to the local track for the club races to practice shooting so when a big event would come up I would be ready, although the first time I shot GP bikes I was amazed at just how fast they move. Good luck
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