bike race

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  1. clanthar

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    Hi All,

    Labor Day weekend in St. Louis = bike races.

    Dam* they're hard to photograph! Caught them on the uphill stretch where they drop down to around 30 mph. Only had time today to catch 1 race so I opted for freeze action shots and set the shutter to 1/1250. Sitting here in Photoshop taking a first look:

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    Joe
     
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    sweet! I love cycling and I've always thought about going to shoot a race for experience/practice.

    to bad i'd always rather be on the bike than behind the lens when game-day comes :p

    ...yeah definitely need to push the limits of that shutter speed for shots like these! keep practicing :D

    btw if you went in tight on that second guy in the second one I think the vertical would be cool, since your stuff ok to edit i think i'll toss one up!
     
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    The first does not seem like there racing...yet ! This would be a powerful shot if they were in the thick of the bike race
     
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    yeah i think the vertical works; the guy in the front is a bit more exciting expression and angle, but his face is a bit to blurred i think
     

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