Mountain Bike Race

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  1. Scurra

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    I went to a mountain bike race back home quite recently and decided i'd try and emulate some images from my favourite bike publications, so I took my 20D along.. All that dust and a DSLR wasn't a good idea but it was great fun. Let me know what you think of this image:

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    Taken while I was standing alarmingly close to where several people had already burst through the tape at the side of the track on their way to the ground in a cloud of dust.
     
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    I like how the rider is in perfect focus, draws my eyes straight to it. :)
     
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    Yeah I like that too, especially the concentration on the riders eyes being so clear. I had to blur the background by panning though because as you can see there would have been a lot of distractions had it been sharp as well.

    I'm not too sure about the composition though, I like the leaves at the top of the image but theres that area of nothingeness between the rider and them. I did shoot some in a landscape format as well.. I'll find one so that you can compare to portrait.
     
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    Ok here is a landscape format image.. taken on a different part of the downhill course. It was harder to centre the rider in the frame because I couldn't see them coming, I was stood between some trees just after a jump so I had to rely on hearing them to know when to be ready to shoot.

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    great shots, you really capture the energy involved. and even though that last one is cut off, i like the effect of the rider looking through the shot.
     
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    I mountain bike:) Those are some great shots. I know what you mean by its hard to take pictures when they are going so fast and you cant see them coming. I really like the first one.
     

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