Track Cycling

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  1. bhoskins

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    Hi all,

    Recently went to a track event at my local venue, got a few good shots I thought I would share, c&c is very welcome.

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    Thanks,

    Ben
     
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    Wow, that one guy in the first looks pretty tuckered out! Love the sense of motion you get in these. Was this a pan or was this done in post processing or was it a mixture of the two (in the first and second)? The third is interesting but I think it would have been better to get at least one whole bike in there, but thats just my opinion. I bet this was hard to shoot, looks like they were burning some rubber. Nice job overall
     
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    Awesome! Although right now I wish I had never seen a bicycle. Those crashes you have when you are young come back in a big way when you get older. I injured my neck in a crash and have a couple really degenerated disks, plus it's crooked and not shaped right. I just had shoulder and knee surgery the past two birthdays. I felt great a few months ago but I think I overdid it when I planted my garden and all that seems to have flared up.

    I kind of like the third one. It's like the net bokah is bicycles. It's the perfect balance between sharpness and blurrieness.
     
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    Very cool.

    How much stopping down did you do in flash exposure compensation?
     
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    Sorry for late reply, been busy recently shooting more cycling and had exams at school!

    Flower Child- Thanks! I had a fair amount of images like number 3 but I felt that the ones with just one bike in had a bit too much emty space in the background for my liking! Images 1, 2 and 4 were taken using a technique called a flash blur. I set the shutter speed to roughly 60th of a second and set my flashgun to shoot second sync so that you get the blur as well as frozen movement!

    margoc- Sorry to hear about your accident and thanks for the feedback!

    johngpt- errrrrrrr, for these I just went to full manual set the shutter speed to around 60th of a second and just played around with apertures until it looked right. Hope this helps!

    I have a lot more images like these at my Flickr, should check them out!

    Any other feedback would be very welcomed!

    Cheers,

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    I really like the second one!!
     

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