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Old Jun 15, 2008, 6:41 PM   #1
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The local track. Conditons varied for overcast to sun every few minutes. Canon 30D with either a Canon 70-300 IS USM or a Sigma 28-70 F2.8 ISO 400 F - wide open various shutter speeds

(note - Used slow shutter speed on the following, 1/100 or so)

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Old Jun 16, 2008, 6:56 AM   #2
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Good shots, like #3 & 4 best.

Would have been nice to have the front of the bike sharp or the riders helmet in shot #2, looks like has focused on riders right hand. Do you use all focus points or a single point ?

The last one is a nice shot but looks to soft for 1/500 sec to me.
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Old Jun 16, 2008, 7:21 AM   #3
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Thanks. Shot #2 was one of those shots you had about 1 second to react. I tend to think I was using center focus point. Shot #5, I gave up shortly after taking that shot. It was in the afternoon and by that time the dust was getting pretty thick in the air making good shots difficult.
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Old Jul 1, 2008, 9:13 PM   #4
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hey k1,

i like #3 and 4, the little guy in #1 has a flat! man i hate changing flats! hahahahaha

the slow shutter thats a hard shot to get from that angle! you know whats great for practice? the cars that pass in front of your house!! ishoot them when i'm bored!
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Old Jul 4, 2008, 5:10 PM   #5
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I agree, 3 and 4 are far superior to the others here. 1 is not really telling any part of a story and no action, 2 is not sharp enough/blur not accounted for with the panning, 5 is just not in focus.

However with 3 you have the action and the the sharpness and reduced dof all sorted nicely. In 4 you have the connection with the eyes so that really lifts the photo making it strong too.
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