Some BMX action shots.

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  1. TekGino

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    Just a couple of shots from the King BMX
    bike show. These guys were really good!


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    This one is my favorite...


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  2. o hey tyler

    o hey tyler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Can't say they really do anything for me. They're all shot from the same angle, the lighting on the rider is poor because you exposed more for the sky.
     
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    sky seems well exposed but evertything else is a little bit dark.
     
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    I was trying to get some decent shots with
    out washing out the sky. I will admit, this is
    first time I've used the camera in full manual
    mode, with out running the f/stop wide open.
     
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    what settings did you use?
     
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    #1, #2 - 30 mm, f/7.1, 1/2000 sec, ISO-200

    #3, #4 - 34 mm, f/6.4, 1/2000 sec, ISO-200

    #5 - 30 mm f/7.1, 1/2000 sec, ISO-200




    Maybe this would have looked better?

    Looks washed out to me..


    55 mm, f/6.3, 1/640 sec, ISO-200


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    They all need a little fill flash, if you have a beastly flash that could do that, or at least expose more for the biker than for the sky.

    They would all benefit from a tighter crop, too.
     
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    Just a thought.... A bit of a tighter crop, some adjusting of the White Balance, and a bit of color enhancement... (edits done in GIMP)

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    I think the rider is too dark, maybe a little tighter crop but not as much as busrider did. I like to see the whole scene, how far from the ramp, etc. I am probably in the minority there though.....


    The clouds look awesome though :lol:
     
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    the angles are not bad but they are waaaay too backlit. If you would have added some flash or shot from the other side it might have helped.
     
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    If I would have shot fom the other side,
    I would have been shooting against the sun.
    I could have dialed back the f/stop, and went
    with a little slower shutter speed. I tried to
    keep the ramps in the shot, so you had some
    point of reference as to how high they were
    jumping.

    Busrider, that looks pretty cool. I know nothing
    about PP, so what you see comes straight from
    the camera. I still like your edit.

    All in all, thanks for the C&C. It seems as though the jury
    is decided on the rider being more lit up, than having a
    nice exposed sky. Which makes sense, seeing as the
    point of focus is on the rider.
     
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    Thank you... I was just trying to show another perspective... I could almost hear him yelling... "I can Fly!" that was my reason for cropping out everything but the sky. :)
     

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