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Old Aug 21, 2019, 5:46 AM   #1
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Attended a wheelie competition. These guys ride a full kilometre on the back wheel only, fasted speed at the finish of the kilo wins. Record is currently 217mph / 351kph.

Tried a few different shutter speeds, mostly played safe at speeds of 1/500s. Nearing the end of the weekend I had sufficiŽnt good shots to go a bit more risky and slowed down to 1/80s. This bumped the aperture above f8 meaning no phase detect af on the used camera. Fortunately the contrast detect did a good job as well. Also it proved possible to get a few good frames out of the bursts so lesson learned is to alway go slow shutter and get the more dynamic results. Panning was a tough one so allowed ample room for cropping / framing. On average cropped to about 65-70%. Last photo is the winner of this years event at 210mph / 338kph.
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Old Aug 21, 2019, 6:39 PM   #2
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Excellent work, Take! Daredevils, indeed.
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Old Aug 22, 2019, 3:35 PM   #3
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G'day mate

As with Walter ... hell's bells with #3 and those speeds, not for me, I'm happy to admit that I am a wimp!!!

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