Athens World Athletics Championships

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    So i recently sneaked my way in to the Olympic Stadium in Athens and got 'trackside' so i was free to roam around all the events with the athletes, and i gathered a few shots! Here are 9 of them, C&C welcome!

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    Nice shots, dude! They certainly don't belong in this sector.
     
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    What a wonderful series of action shots! Well done!


    (Any tricks of the trade you'd care to share as to how you managed to get trackside??)
     
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    Just extreme amounts of confidence pretending your meant to be there, also i know the Olympic Stadium inside out from football matched so i know lots of secret passages and when stopped by the greek police i just spoke english saying i am meant to be here ;)

    works all the time!

    Thanks for the comments these are probably my best shots yet, all taken with my D90 and the standard 18-105mm 3.5 lens... my 70-200mm sigma f2.8 lens hasn't arrived yet!!
     
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    my only question is," how did you manage to get so close?!" good job!
     
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    just try and try and persist and persist
     
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    Thanks, ill move them to the general gallery then i think...!
     
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    These are great, it's a shame your lens doesn't open any wider, because you could do with a little less DOF on most of them.
    Did you try any panning for the sprinters? I've seen a few shots where it looks great. You could also try some shots with a slightly slower shutter speed and try to capture the movement. Keep posting if you manage to blag your way in again!
     
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    Thanks! to change my DoF i play around with the f values, yes? Nope no panning for the sprinters, but how do i do panning for the sprinters? Next time i have a go ill try a slightly slower shutter speed and try to capture the movement!
     
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    Yes, for a shallower DOF, the most effective way here would be to use a smaller f-stop (wider aperture), but unfortunately the EXIF data says you were shooting at f/4 and this is the widest your lens goes at that focal length.

    I'm not sure of the kind of shutter speed you'd need for panning, possibly around 1/30s. To keep the runner and blur the background, just follow him with your camera at the same speed he's running and release the shutter whilst still turning the camera.
     
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    Okay great ill give it a go! the EXIF might say that because i was on sports mode, and i know the 18-105 f3.5 - 5.6 goes biggerrr! But ill give the panning ago!
     
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    #2 scares me!

    Brilliant shots
     

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