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#105 airborne

#105 airborne by cf73

I agree it is a good shot, the subject is sharp and all in the frame - albeit only just at the bottom; did you crop it that tight to avoid another object - fence top, head or marshal perhaps? Unfortunately, racing always starts about midday (same everywhere I assume) and I know what you mean about the harsh light and the challenges that presents us. For a single shot of a bike I try and get the light right on bikes in the earlier practice sessions when the light may not be as harsh or there is some shade to be had; in the races there is often little choice but the action of many bikes can make the shot; dust can be a good background - although a pain for the camera kit!!

Your shutter speed of 1/500 has ensured the rider is sharp, but the juggling act we all face is throwing the background further out of focus to reduce the impact of the trees behind on your main subject, much depends also on your distance from the subject of course. I think I would have changed to a lower shutter speed for a slower panned shot, under-exposed by a bit and upped the aperture; this may have helped reduce highlights and blurred the trees further. Another photo in your portfolio was shot down at a 1/100 so you may be onto this already - trial and error to fine tune.

I hope this helps.

Chris

Avro Vulcan XH558 at RAF Cosford Air Show 2014

Avro Vulcan XH558 at RAF Cosford Air Show 2014 by DerekL

An excellent set of photos, I think they are all extremely good but I quite like the more unusual angle of V3 - a suitable air of power and menace about it. Chris

Lancaster @ Bournmouth airshow

Lancaster @ Bournmouth airshow by tedtoop

A great photo of this beautiful aircraft, you have captured it very well. Just a very small point, viewing it large I had to move the photo on my screen and, if you were to print the shot, there appears to be a few sensor spots above the aircraft and to the left. Chris

Great Dorset Steam Rally

Great Dorset Steam Rally by JuBarney

A grand photo, the Rally and Fair area appears vast, much as the power in those steam engines. I couldn't help laughing at my own joke as I looked at the photo that someone without any sense of history judging this photo would say that it would be much improved 'if the was some blur in the wheels'! Silly of course, I know. Dorset is too far for me but I hope you get some more shots.

Chris

Mustangs

Mustangs by jasonrwl

These are very good photos - great clarity. Chris

The Reds @ Weymouth

The Reds @ Weymouth by tedtoop

What a great photo! I am not sure how you got this shot (were they upside down above you?) but it is an excellent photo in any event. I attended the Weymouth Show on a couple of occasions with the RAF and it was always a spectacular display by the Reds. I hope it attracts more votes but it gets my award for the skill it took to get it. Chris

Hover-fly #

Hover-fly # by bricurtis

Excellent, as always. Chris

Winter in Venice

Winter in Venice by alex442

A great photo. We were there in October and although we did not have the best of weather, the canal you have photographed appeared to be wall-to wall traffic. A beautiful place though and your shot captures it very well indeed. Chris

Edinburgh Fringe Faces

Edinburgh Fringe Faces by cattyal

A good set of images, well taken. Chris

Speedway

Speedway by BrianSS

Brian, good shot and if this was your first panning event then you should be pleased. I am envious of your access to the centre!

Elephant Hawkmoth 2

Elephant Hawkmoth 2 by linda67

Linda, I was really pleased to see this photo (missed your previous shots) as I have been taking photos of the pupae, we are lucky to have 2) over the last few days; it is great to see what they turn into as the 'guidebooks don't often show a good example). Interesting to see your photo was taken in daylight as you would expect moths to be night flyers. Great shot of a marvellous creature. Chris

* SMILE *

* SMILE * by bricurtis

Very good indeed, in fact it is way better then very good, probably among the very best. A shame there isn't just a little EXIF detail on how it was achieved:or focus stacking, small aperture, to inspire those of us who seem unable to get anywhere near the clarity of your excellent photo. I find that 100mm macro on a crop camera gives me about 2mm DOF, if that. Oh well, back to the drawing board!! Chris

Finding grip

Finding grip by chevron3691

If this was taken during Saturday's BSB Race 1 we must have been standing quite close to each other - although it was a popular spot! I found it difficult to get the exposure right as the conditions changed every few seconds; I did manage to get a good shot of Howie Mainwaring at this spot, when the sun's glare was hidden by clouds for some moments, which I might put on. Chris

Honeybee

Honeybee by fotobee

Well caught, I have tried to catch honey bees without success. My daughter, as bridesmaid, was tasked to take candid shots with her compact camera of the wedding, including getting ready. Most didn't turn out well. With cropping (which I am sure you will have tried and used) we turned them into black and white which turned a duff lot into enough shots for a framed multi-pic poster; a gift that was much appreciated by the bride. I took loads of shots at a motorbike race last Saturday which was also a disaster with just a handful of lucky shots. It happens to us all and I hope you can get a few shots from what you have. Chris

Bridewell

Bridewell by ZX1400

Nice shot in tricky conditions; why is it that the light at race tracks always appears to be on the wrong side of the bikes when you want to get a specific shot! Off to Oulton tomorrow if it remains dry and will face the same challenge!

Chris

When Cav went down, and other York stories

When Cav went down, and other York stories by mrswoolybill

A great set as always and, as always, the oblique view. They are all well seen. Chris

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