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World Superbikes - Silverstone - 56K Beware!

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Prophet, 1 Jun 2006.

  1. Prophet

    Soldato

    Joined: 5 Oct 2004

    Posts: 7,351

    Location: Notts

    Hi all,

    Went to watch the bike racing at Silverstone over the weekend. To cut a long story sort my mate had alot of his camera equipment stolen on the Friday night before racing! The scumbags didnt get away with his Canon IS F4 300mm lens so I used that rather than my Canon 100-300.

    These are a few of the 300 odd pics I took. I've not done anything besides crop them. First time shooting bikes but I'm quite happy with the shots although it was difficult taking most of them as I was balanced ontop of a wire fence lol

    Please C&C as needed I'm a learner :)

    Cheers,
    Neil.


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  2. Prophet

    Soldato

    Joined: 5 Oct 2004

    Posts: 7,351

    Location: Notts

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    This one is to give an idea of that the lens and 350D can do even in my hands!

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    100% Crop!

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    I'll get some more posted when they've converted (takes AGES!!!)
     
  3. Joe T

    Capodecina

    Joined: 1 Apr 2003

    Posts: 11,626

    Location: Northampton

    Sure does mate. Ive just been doing some of mine from the weekend (gonna post in the motors forum, as they arent particularly artisitc or anything).

    Youve got some pretty good shots there. Perhaps a few need a little more cropping. I liek that first one expecially, thats a great capture. I also like number 4. Its a shame you werent inside the circuit though.

    Pretty good for a first timer. :)

    edit: http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=17583258 if you like drag racing
     
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  4. TomWilko

    Mobster

    Joined: 3 Jun 2003

    Posts: 4,088

    Location: UK

    Very good for a first time, its all about practicing the panning to pin the images down and make them super sharp :)

    Number 1 is a great capture as it really shows the action well, a definate favourite for me.
     
  5. matty

    Mobster

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    nice shots, deffo spend a bit of time with the levels and sharpness and you will have some real nice keepers
     
  6. Prophet

    Soldato

    Joined: 5 Oct 2004

    Posts: 7,351

    Location: Notts

    Thanks for the comments guys :)

    I'd say my ratio for getting a keeper was about 1 in 5 shots and I did improve throughout the weekend. I'd like to start playing with the shutter speeds more. I was surprised how even at 1/1000 I'd get blur when taking a shot then at say 1/250 it would be pin sharp! I need to master the art of panning :)
     
  7. lukechad

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 25 May 2004

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    Location: Burton-On-Trent

    Excellent shots indeed! I wish I could get my bike that low in the bends! :cool:
     
  8. Gamefreak501

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 7 Aug 2003

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    Location: Bedfordshire

    Fantastic shots!

    I would be worried riding those bikes, and taking pictures of them!

    Anyway, my favourite one is number four :)
     
  9. SDK^

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    The first 2 photos show highlighting clipping and lack contrast. The contrast can be fixed in Photoshop but you won't be able to recover the over exposed parts. The 2nd photo is also completely out of focus.

    The 3rd photo has a distracting tyre barrier on the right which spoils the photo in my opinion.
    I've found that photos of bikes leaning away from the camera tend not to work as you can only see a knee and arm of the rider.

    Sorry to be so negative but it’s better to be honest :)
     
  10. Prophet

    Soldato

    Joined: 5 Oct 2004

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    No problem at all :) I appreciate your comments!

    The tyre barrier was a feature I couldnt work around due to the angle of the shot, but I do agree that its something the picture can do without.

    As I said, this was my first time, so if you have any tips to correct the issues you've mentioned I'd be more than happy to hear them :)
     
  11. themask70

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Feb 2006

    Posts: 1,156

    Location: Saffron Walden, Essex

    Nice ones :)

    Oh, and by the way, i love your sig mate :)