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May 29, 2011 20:03 |  #1

Held at Mountain Creek Resorts Diablo in NJ. Great experience. This was my first time shooting anything this fast so let me know what you think. Here is a link to the set on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com …6/sets/72157626​712016239/ (external link)

Here are 3. See the link for more. Thanks for looking!

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May 29, 2011 20:10 |  #2

I like the action in shot two but it's unfortunate all of those people are in the bg (i know you have no control of this).The third image has the most potential but it came out really soft. Were you using AF servo? If not, try it out next time. I would also clone the power line out of 3.


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May 29, 2011 20:17 |  #3

In sports photography people are part of the scene. I think they add to the photo. Lots of people watching means lots of pressure. I was using AI servo all day and on the last shot the camera just cannot focus fast enough. I use 50Ds at a job I have shooting baseball and they focus much nicer.


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Jun 07, 2011 13:10 |  #4

Not bad for the first time.. As Shane said third is probably the best but too bad it is just a bit soft. What ISO/SS were you using? I just shot the Angel Fire DH race in NM, and yes it is quite hard tracking them in the woods. I was also having a bit of a hard time with the AF focusing on the riders, it's certainly a challenge.


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Jun 07, 2011 13:26 as a reply to  @ DJCronin28's post |  #5

People in the background are part of he scene, but I still get annoyed when I find a nice spot to shoot and someone moves into the pix. The worst is when they move in front of you, usually I'm close enough they would have to get in the track to move in front. Even had someone move my lightstand once.

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Jun 07, 2011 14:08 |  #6

Wonderful shots, nicely done.


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Jun 20, 2011 11:13 |  #7

DJCronin28 wrote in post #12552401 (external link)
Not bad for the first time.. As Shane said third is probably the best but too bad it is just a bit soft. What ISO/SS were you using? I just shot the Angel Fire DH race in NM, and yes it is quite hard tracking them in the woods. I was also having a bit of a hard time with the AF focusing on the riders, it's certainly a challenge.

In the woods I was using 1600 ISO and Aperture priority for shutter speed. In the sun I was using ISO 200 I believe.

Thanks for the comments guys! I didnt realize that someone dug up the thread from a couple weeks ago until checking my flickr just now lol.


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