MotoCross in the Dark (northern Sweden)

Discussion in 'Photojournalism & Sports Gallery' started by polymoog, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. polymoog

    polymoog TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2008
    Messages:
    1,283
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Meercat Manor
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Not my best, or most prolific session, by any means but here are a few shots from today's winter event (they are held about once a month) close to where I live. The first round was from 14:00 - 15:00 and the second one was scheduled for 17:00 - 18:00 I think (I went home after the first round) but as the sun sets at 14:30 you can see why they need headlamps ...

    1.
    [​IMG]

    2.
    [​IMG]

    3.
    [​IMG]

    4.
    [​IMG]

    5.
    [​IMG]

    6.
    [​IMG]

    7.
    [​IMG]
     
  2. keybq

    keybq TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    Messages:
    702
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Purdue University
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    My fav is def number 3
     
  3. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2004
    Messages:
    34,814
    Likes Received:
    814
    Location:
    Lower Saxony, Germany
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Wow. Good panning in low light! I applaud you on focussing so right in that low light!
    I must say that my favourite ALSO is the third. I really like that one (though it is the only "non-panning" photo). I do appreciate your ability to pan right, though, too!!!
     
  4. Arch

    Arch Damn You! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2006
    Messages:
    8,487
    Likes Received:
    102
    Location:
    locked in the attic
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Yes i agree with Corinna, you did a great job in low light conditions :thumbup:
     
  5. polymoog

    polymoog TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2008
    Messages:
    1,283
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Meercat Manor
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Thanks everyone :) I used an external flash for the forest shots but the first 3 are without. I am glad people like nr 3, it was actually a mistake (zoom out from 17 - 70mm without changing settings = absence of light) but I lightened it up very slightly in PS and decided it would do to show how cold and dark it was ;-)
     
  6. gsgary

    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    16,062
    Likes Received:
    2,813
    Location:
    Chesterfield UK
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    # 3 is also my favorite,where in Sweden were these taken ? in 2005 i rode my motorbike across Norway and up the Swedish coast to Kerkenes and then back down the Artic Highway through Norway very expensive but fantastic we only saw snow in Norway
     
  7. ccssk8ter11

    ccssk8ter11 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 21, 2008
    Messages:
    339
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Clinton, Utah
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Yeah i agree with the good focusing in low light,
    looks like alot of fun haha :)
     
  8. polymoog

    polymoog TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2008
    Messages:
    1,283
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Meercat Manor
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Gary : the pics were taken at a track about 15km from Umeå which is a city of 110 000 inhabitants on the east cost of Sweden, 600km north of Stockholm. Sounds like a nice motorbike trip you made, I'd love to travel more around Scandinavia but as you say, it is expensive ...
     
  9. gsgary

    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    16,062
    Likes Received:
    2,813
    Location:
    Chesterfield UK
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit

    We went through there, first night we stayed at a lovely couples house at Mora, my partner was asking me on the boat where are we heading for i said Mora and they heard me and said you must come and stay with use, The second day we left after dinner because they were so hospitable and slept at Sundsvall on the hill above the football stadium, and the last night was at a small place called Kalix between Lulea and Kemi then up through Roveniemi, Ivalo
     
  10. polymoog

    polymoog TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2008
    Messages:
    1,283
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Meercat Manor
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I have friends in Mora too :) Have actually never been further north than Luelå, must rectify that ...
     
  11. gsgary

    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    16,062
    Likes Received:
    2,813
    Location:
    Chesterfield UK
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I think it was on the road to Roveniemi Finland that the road suddenly opened up and we were on an emergency runway for the Finnish airforce, some Finnish sports bike riders came past i chased them but we were on a BMWGS but we caught them on thye twisties and ended up stop by a lake and making them a cup of tea, loads of photos here but i didn,t take many in Sweden and Finland only poin and shoot don't take DSLR on bike trips http://gsgary.smugmug.com/gallery/635284_2uoTh/1/27049596_GqNFC
     

Share This Page