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Old Jan 28, 2007, 8:36 PM   #1
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Hello All,

Shot this Motorcycle show last September 2006.

I wanted to obtain a different view of the show. This series is the first of 3 of my 'different' views of a motorcycle show.

Sony R-1, built-in flash ( due to deep sunshine shadows ), ISO 200, Aperture priority.

I hope you find them interesting and a sort of historical record.

( I also hope you find that I was holding my belly in on the few frames where I am visible in the reflections ):




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Old Jan 30, 2007, 2:02 PM   #2
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Hello, Nicholas:

I did enjoy seeing the motorocycle show through your eyes; tho' I don't know a lot about the different makes, i recognized many of them from similar models on display at the Lone Star Motorcycle musuem near my town.

The color and sharpness are right on, as usual with your images. They were all interesting and perfectly exposed, but I think I liked the ones that showed other bikes in the background the best ... like #42, for example. Just a personal preference, though.

I was wondering, if I may ask, how you kept the flash from showing up in the specular surface of the gas tanks? Just by changing camera position, or did you use some kind of diffusion? This has always been a problem for me when I use the flash near a shiny surface.

Anyway, another wonderful series as usual. Thanks for sharing them! : ) Ria
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Old Jan 31, 2007, 12:12 PM   #3
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Hi Ria and All,

Glad you liked my Gas Tank pics.

It would be really best to have off camera flash to avoid flash highlights.

When using the built-in flash, I often take out a folded bounty paper towel and hold it in front of the flash, sometimes one sheet thick or 2 or 3. Just don't block the AF assistlight if you are using it.

I am posting my second gallery in this motorcycle shoot in new thread.


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