bikes are my passion, photography is my hobby

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  1. urameatball

    urameatball TPF Noob!

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    LET'S COMBINE THEM!!! :)

    So the weather in Toronto is finally warm enough for some practice on the tracks. (warm enough as in 9 celcius with severe thunderstorms anticipated in the afternoon). These are my morning shots before the storm rolled in.
    It's my first time shooting bikes, and also my first time using a 300mm lens, and my first time using a monopod.
    Images have been slightly edited - all have been brightened and increased saturation and mildly sharpened (original photos were horrible due to low light and fog). some have been converted for 8x10 prints.
    out of about 90shots, 16 came out sharp, the others were backfocused (can anyone help me with this problem?).

    comments are very very welcome.

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    that 1st shot is just awesome
    it'd be saweeeet to see it vectorized and on my wall
     
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    Very nice shots. :!: Capturing speed can be quite difficult.

    Check out the reflection of the track on the racer's face guard in the third shot.
     
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    manda instigator of pottymouthedness

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    Yeah I like the 2nd and 3rd best. The reflection is very cool.
     
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    urameatball TPF Noob!

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    thanks for the nice positive feedback. It's my first time shooting bikes and this is a nice ego boost :).

    and yah, that reflection is mesmerizing :)
     
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    First time, yeah, yeah, you sell bridges too? :lol:

    Very nicely done indeed! :)
     
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    Cool shots you have here. Action shots can be pretty tough to get right. The first and last ones are my favorite of the group. Those two shots show how a tight crop works from some pictures while a larger crop can be just as good. The rest are also good but those two really stood out for me.
     
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    urameatball TPF Noob!

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    thanks Harpper for some great feedback.
    I too like the first and last shots best... the others just seem 'bland' but I was just so excited about these pics I had to post them :D.
    I didn't have a press pass or anything so I had to sneak into the track to get that first shot.. then I got kicked out by the marshalls. It took quite a few tries to get a well framed tight crop though. took about 50 and that was one of 2 that came out nicely.
    The last shot, I was just trying some different angles and that was shot from the top of the grandstands (about 40-50ft above track). Didn't know how it would come out but I guess it worked out pretty well... lucky me! :)

    and photobug, sell bridges???
     
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    looks like you have some pretty nice equipment for just a hobby....
     
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    urameatball TPF Noob!

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    Just like with anything else I do, I tend to go overkill.
    But I do have plans to make shooting more than just a hobby.
     

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