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Second of a few images from my day at the TDF final in Paris. This is Ben Swift of Team Sky. A young British Rider from Yorkshire who had a great first Tour and shows oodles of potential for the future.

I have added additional blur in PS just to take the background down and soften out the spectators. Otherwise a straight shot. I was fortunate to get a front row position on the barriers on the corner of the Tuilleries however it gets very tight and panning was a challenge in itself! Quite a number of shots had blurred hands of those either side of me as they waved and cheered. This was one where I managed to catch the action without obstruction.

As always I love to hear your comments - like or not and any constructive points. Thanks for looking.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:24 Jul 2011 - 4:27 PM
Focal Length:105mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Swifty being Swift
Username:Coast Coast
Uploaded:1 Aug 2011 - 9:03 AM
Tags:Ben Swift, Cycling, Paris, Sports / action, Sprint, Tdf, Team Sky, Tour de france
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franken
franken e2 Member 123143 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2011 - 9:05 AM

Superb action shot.

Ken

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2011 - 9:12 AM

Excellent again with the panning, great feeling of speed.
Regards Richard

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pablo69
pablo69  6200 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2011 - 12:45 PM

I like the shot and can understand how hard it is to pan in a crowd, but I think the ps work has spoilt it. If it was my picture I think I may down a more dramatic blur, a zoom blur or even graduated the blur to the rear but make the rear very blurry.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2011 - 1:30 PM

Superb action captured. ...........Sandy

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10474 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2011 - 5:32 PM

A cracker. Not too keen on the black in front of the front wheel but still a good action shot portraying speed and the cyclist is recognisable.Good photojournalism.

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vikspics
vikspics  3 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2011 - 4:01 PM

Great shot, get a real feeling of speed
Victoria

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lizziphotos
24 Sep 2014 - 9:18 PM


Quote: I like the shot and can understand how hard it is to pan in a crowd, but I think the ps work has spoilt it. If it was my picture I think I may down a more dramatic blur, a zoom blur or even graduated the blur to the rear but make the rear very blurry.

I agree

--lizziphotos

Last Modified By lizziphotos at 24 Sep 2014 - 9:18 PM

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