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Race For Life 2006 - Manchester, Day 1.

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by JonnyGLC, 4 Jun 2006.

  1. JonnyGLC

    Mobster

    Joined: 7 Oct 2004

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    Location: Manchester

    Down at Heaton Park yesterday there was the annual 'Cancer Research UK Race For Life' and I went down with a friend to get some shots of the day. There's also another two races today for it, but i wasn't able to go to the race today. Well, here's a few of my favourite shots from the day...

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    Last edited: 4 Jun 2006
  2. JonnyGLC

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    Location: Manchester

  3. teaboy5

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    What lens did you use? Was it the new 50mm one you got?
     
  4. JonnyGLC

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    They're a mix of all my lenses, the 18-55mm Kit lens, the 50mm F/1.8 and some are the 70-200mm L :D
     
  5. themask70

    Wise Guy

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    Great set. How do you get the people to pose for you like that??? I tried in france but no one was ever interested, never really tried it in england.
     
  6. JonnyGLC

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    They usually ask me to take a picture of them :o

    I was a bit cheeky and went forwards towards where the press would be, in front of the barriers etc.. So they just assumed i was the photographer i guess :D
     
  7. TomWilko

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    Good move, sometimes owning such large and grand bits of equipment can get people confused in a good way :)

    ...Lovely series by the way, nice blown out background and good use of DOF.
     
  8. Sleepyd

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    Name that Bokeh.

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    ^^I guess 50mm

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    ^^I guess 70-200L

    The rendering of the bokeh seems a lot better in the second - the first is kind of distracting.

    Am I right?
     
  9. morgan

    Wise Guy

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    Good set but:

    May just be me but all seem oversharpened in post processing and about a 1/3 - 1/2 stop overexposed? Highlights are blown in many of the shots.

    On such a bright day you may have been better underexposing slightly and bringing out the highlights in ps