Enduro MotoCross in northern Sweden

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  1. polymoog

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    Yesterday I went to an enduro race at a place just outside of Umeå in northern Sweden. These guys were on the go for about 2 and a half hours, during which time they completed 4 - 6 laps of two different enduro courses, one of which had some slightly more testing obstacles. The pics have come out a bit yellow, had the white balance set to "cloudy" and it seems to have overcompensated for the quite grey and overcast lighting, so I maybe should go back and adjust that ... anything else anyone thinks I could have done better here?

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    BTW the fastest shutter speed I had was 1/500 and I had to use ISO 800 for that, wasn't keen to go to 1600 ...

    All pics resized, cropped, sharpened and shadows/highlights adjusted.
     
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    I like #8 and 10 the best but all of them are good, and the shadpws/highlights are good also.
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Nice!

    #2 is my favourite!

    You are from Umeå? Nice up there and further north :)
     
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    Excellent series! Really like these! You did well to capture a sense of the action. Thanks for sharing
     
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    Nice series!

    It would be nice to slow the shutter speed a bit in some of them so you get a feeling of the motion, as opposed to freezing everything.

    Cheers
     
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    Great job! Enduro always cool to see, feel free to post more any time :)
     
  7. polymoog

    polymoog TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for your comments people :)

    250Gimp : the first 2 pics are taken with slower shutter speeds to give a blurry background, and I have more like that on my homepage, but someone here said not everyone likes that kind of thing (he could never sell those kind of pics) so I didn't want to post too many blurry pics :) But I agree, I also like slow shutter pics which capture a sense of speed.

    Alex_B : have you been to Umeå? Yes there is some nice nature inland from Umeå, esp the mountains, I really should get out there more often! (I live 20km from Umeå in a little village)
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I know Umeå, Skellefteå, Luleå, Boden, Storuman, Arvidsjaur, Jokkmokk, Porjus, Gällivare, Kiruna, Abisko ... and many more places ;) Been up there quite often. Guess where that ren in my avatar comes from ;) In fact, I am just back from a trip:
    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=139467
    That link includes links to all the other posts from Norrbotten / Swedish Lapland, which I posted this month ;)
     
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    Some pretty good shots there. GJ! :thumbup:
     

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