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Brands Hatch Motorbikes

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by matty, 29 May 2006.

  1. matty

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    Went up to brands for some Motorcycle racing today, never been to bikes before so was looking forward to it. Didnt realise quite how fast they were!

    anyway

    No idea what they were, no idea at all, but it was interesting, i got a good few shots that i will keep, and i learnt a few things about metering, panning, shutter speed and how damn windy it was!

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    more can be found on my Talkphotography gallery here:

    http://www.tpfgallery.com/gallery2/members/matty/motorbikes/

    comments and critiques welcome, all shots taken with Canon 300d, Sigma 70-300smAPOII, in manual mode

    thanks for looking
     
  2. JBuk

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    very nice shots :) especially for the lens you were using
     
  3. Badyk

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    They are awesome mate. Especially considering it was your first time shooting bikes. As good as any professional shots I've seen, kudos.
     
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  4. hartgeh3

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    awesome shots mate
     
  5. morgan

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    fantastic...very very well done. I have new found respect for anyone that can take a good motorsports shot :)
     
  6. Mint_Sauce

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    As Badyk says, as good as the pro shots imo. Clarity on the subject is nigh on perfect and the colours are great.
     
  7. matty

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    thanks guys, very much appreciate the postitive feedback!

    i got around 250 all in today, and of that maybe 30 keepers, but it was good practice, and i agree with morgan 100%, motorsport shooting is bloomin hard!
     
  8. Johnny|lucidcomposure

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    You have done wonderfully there! Great talent shown.. Nice to get the 300D taking good fast action motorsport shots!

    Should be proud..

    Last one is just wooo :D
     
  9. matty

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    cheers chaps! 300d aint a bad old stick!

    I will sort through the others and see if i got any other good ones tomorrow :D
     
  10. Gamefreak501

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    Fantastic shots. Although, for me, number four wins hands down. The exposure, editing and the panning on that is perfect! :D
     
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  11. matty

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    thanks again for the comments, quite pleased with them myslef, though seriously considering a Kidney sale for a longer zoom...
     
  12. Badyk

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    I hope you don't mind, but I took the liberty of linking this post on Visordown The last pic there has a superb shot of a sponsor sticker from that site. Lots of positive feedback from there too (hairy biker feedback no less :) )

    http://www.visordown.com/forums/showthread.php?t=266154
     
  13. Joe T

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    Very smart.

    The second would have benefitted from a slower shutter.

    Bikes are cool. :)
     
  14. matty

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    like this??
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    another...

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    Badyk that shot you linked there, the Exif for that..
    ExposureTime : 1/160Sec
    FNumber : F25.0
    FocalLength : 300.00(mm)

    levels, USM and a crop is all on that, the lens isnt that good on colours
     
  15. TomWilko

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    Very nice Matty, saw these on FM to but thought I'd comment here...nice one :)
     
  16. Overlag

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    nice shots.... funny what difference a week makes huh

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    never seen so much rain during a drought :o :rolleyes:
     
  17. matty

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    lol aye did rain the week before, i only live 15 down the road so i know how much it came down!
     
  18. dod

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    Ahem, you should know where to look :D
     
  19. matty

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    i might do...heh...maybe i should try flogging some of the better shots, make a bit of cash that way...
     
  20. themask70

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    Nice shots.