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R_Mutt Feb 24, 2007 7:35 PM

Haven't posted here in a loooong time. Going through withdrawl before the season starts so here's some photos. :G


http://www.rmutt.netfirms.com/Photos/feb/2.jpg

http://www.rmutt.netfirms.com/Photos/feb/3.jpg

http://www.rmutt.netfirms.com/Photos/feb/4.jpg

http://www.rmutt.netfirms.com/Photos/feb/5.jpg

JohnG Feb 24, 2007 9:00 PM

Really great panning!

Those are fantastic shots. Last shot is amazing. The first looks like it's a bit of a downward angle which takes away from it but still great shots all.

Sharp, great colors and great sense of motion!

lesmore49 Feb 25, 2007 12:43 AM

Very professional looking sports photos. I especially like the last one. Has great frame filling, impact !

I'd be curious to know what camera body, lens , f-stop, shutter speed.

R_Mutt Feb 25, 2007 2:27 AM

lesmore49 wrote:
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Very professional looking sports photos. I especially like the last one. Has great frame filling, impact !

I'd be curious to know what camera body, lens , f-stop, shutter speed.
1 - 20D, 100-400, F5.6, 1/160th

2 - 20D, 100-400, F8, 1/160th

3 - 20D, 100-400, F7.1, 1/160th

4 - 20D, 100-400, F5.6, 1/200th

:-D

PhotoDad Feb 25, 2007 2:52 PM

R_Mutt,

These are really something! Please tell me these are crops, because if you framed this tight...at these speeds...with this kind of sharpness...WOW! Reminds me of spy's bobsled photos. At least tell me you had a few bad ones you threw away.

Thanks for showing.

Chris

R_Mutt Feb 25, 2007 3:19 PM

Thanks for comments.

I do shoot tight and cropping is not much if anything. Cropping on 1 is maybe 90% of original, no.2 their is no crop, no.3 again about 90% of original, no.4 no crop.

I'd say shooting in the 1/160th to 1/80th range my percentage of "keepers" is around 75-85%, that's with the 20D. I upgraded to the MKIIN at the end of the season last year and haven't had the chance to use it for any cycles. I'd expect that percentage to go up a bit and can't wait :-D

musket Feb 25, 2007 5:30 PM

Fantastic shots, well taken :cool:

lesmore49 Feb 25, 2007 7:10 PM

R_Mutt wrote:
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lesmore49 wrote:
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Very professional looking sports photos. I especially like the last one. Has great frame filling, impact !

I'd be curious to know what camera body, lens , f-stop, shutter speed.
1 - 20D, 100-400, F5.6, 1/160th

2 - 20D, 100-400, F8, 1/160th

3 - 20D, 100-400, F7.1, 1/160th

4 - 20D, 100-400, F5.6, 1/200th

:-D
Thanks for the info. A buddy has a 30D and I have to say these Canons are very impressive.
Les

Cool Breeze Mar 17, 2007 3:17 PM

First rate all the way! What size print would you be able to get from the original picture?



R_Mutt Mar 19, 2007 12:53 PM

thanks!

I've made a 13x19 of that photo for the portfolio and it turned out beautiful. I'd have noreservations going up to say 24x36 which is the max print sizewe offer.

However, I did just get an order from someone wanting to put one of our photos on their race trailor and the pic they want isn't nearly as nice as that one. I'm interested to see how that turns out. So I guess the skies the limit for print size. :lol:

RP33 Mar 20, 2007 12:39 AM

R_Mutt wrote:
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I'd say shooting in the 1/160th to 1/80th range my percentage of "keepers" is around 75-85%, that's with the 20D.

I am new to shooting cycles so forgive me if this sounds a little dumb. When I shoot basketball I shoot as fast as I can to get a sharp photo but I notice you shoot a slow shutter speed. What is the advantage of shooting that slow verses 1/500 or 1/800? I also use the 20D.

R_Mutt Mar 20, 2007 1:23 AM

RP33 wrote:
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R_Mutt wrote:
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I'd say shooting in the 1/160th to 1/80th range my percentage of "keepers" is around 75-85%, that's with the 20D.

I am new to shooting cycles so forgive me if this sounds a little dumb. When I shoot basketball I shoot as fast as I can to get a sharp photo but I notice you shoot a slow shutter speed. What is the advantage of shooting that slow verses 1/500 or 1/800? I also use the 20D.
Two completely different subjects. With basketball you use body's and facial expressions to convey the action. Freezing it with high shutter speeds is required and desired for the most part.

With motorsports the action is speed and physics, to convey that with the best results you use slower shutter speeds and panning tocapturethat movement (and retain a high level of sharpness). However, you can get away with the freeze and high shutters on head on shots, with good bokeh and the right angle.

One of the reasons I have fallen in love with shooting motorcycles is because, unlike cars, you do have a human body in motion and on a gloomy day you have clear face shieldswhich give way to facial expressions as well. The photos become less mecahnical and more human and sort of blur the line and I really enjoy that. Such as :

http://www.rmutt.netfirms.com/Photos/potn/rrw/6.jpg

http://www.rmutt.netfirms.com/Photos/potn/rrw/7.jpg

So it's not so much an advantage,as it is having the photo reflect the subject as best as possible. Bit of a ramble sorry.

R_Mutt Mar 20, 2007 1:25 AM

double whammy

Dr. Mr. Vandertramps Mar 20, 2007 9:29 AM

sweet sassy molassy, these are some amazing shots!!! i have little interest in automotive racing sports, but now i'm tempted to go out and see what i can capture.

Really, really great... can't stress this enough.

matthew2000tx May 10, 2007 7:03 PM

Very nicely done.

kenmck15 May 19, 2007 5:36 PM

incredible shots

ken

vIZnquest May 20, 2007 10:29 AM

Great shots. Really like the last two for examples of why you enjoy this kind of photography. These are some of the best posted.

Mahalo,

Tom


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