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Old Jun 20, 2005, 3:10 AM   #1
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To everyone who gave advice on taking motor bike racing photos, thank you. I ended up taking over 300 photos, of which at least 150 are acceptable quality. Here some pics...

I have about 80 of this angle so the rest I'll post are something different.
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Old Jun 20, 2005, 3:16 AM   #2
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This one's of a bike exiting the pits
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Old Jun 20, 2005, 3:19 AM   #3
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Here is one of a slightly different angle to the first photo
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Old Jun 20, 2005, 3:20 AM   #4
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This one is out of focus, but it gives a good feeling of speed.
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Old Jun 20, 2005, 3:23 AM   #5
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This last photo I don't actually like, but it is another perspective of the race.

I was really assisted by the brightness of the day. I was getting shutter speeds of 1/1000 with an apeture of F5.
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The last one is fantastic!!!!! Great composition.
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Old Jun 20, 2005, 11:06 AM   #7
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I agree with jussiuk, the last one is the best from photographic point of view.

The others are great for bike enthusiasts, who want to see the bike and the rider in detail, but the last one is nice to look even if you were not interested in bike racing.
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knockout good. love them. Anything that stands out in your mindto share that you felt you learned most at that shoot?
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Old Jun 21, 2005, 2:05 AM   #9
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Thanks very much for all the positive comments. Tazzie, what I found to be the most successful technique was locking the focus and exposure on a particular spot and then follow the bikes through the viewfinder from a long way from the spot, then when the bike reaches the point, press the shutter button fully. I also found shooting in A mode with and apeture of between 4 and 6 worked best.

Thanks again.
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Old Jun 21, 2005, 5:13 AM   #10
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The first one is my favorite.

Very good pictures!
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