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cuffit's Gallery Comments
A cracking shot - version 2 for me; was this taken at Brands on the bend before the long straight beyond the bridge? The depth of field and focus are spot on. Did you allow the bike to move into the frame and allow the shutter speed to freeze the action, or did you pan? I have yet to get one so sharp I have to say; hope to try harder this season! Chris
Great to see you back with your marvellous photos of butterflies. Disappointing for me though, as having the same combination of kit that you took this shot with now means there is no excuse for me not to achieve similar excellence; however, my 100mm lens doesn't have USM so that could be the reason for my failures. Look forward to seeing more. Chris
I spent quite a bit of time looking at this photo and it has my vote. I really like the contrasty style, the clarity and the square composition which all show the effort and concentration of the runner; the black and white make it all the more powerful. Having said that, I wanted to see more of her face. I know much depends on whether you had that opportunity or whether this was your only chance of a shot at the moment you had to take it, but I think it would be even stronger for it. Still a good photo though. Chris
Given all the physical distractions surrounding it, I have never done very well at trying to photograph this cathedral from a distance; I think this is a very good shot. I would only add that just a bit more space at the top to see the very top of the cathedral, at the expense of the foot of the photo, would have topped off (if you'll pardon the expression) your photo.
Great shot and as crisp as you like and I know the bend! Always good to see Guy Martin and his wise choice of visor reveals that 'stare of concentration' - does he ever blink!? I wonder though if a slightly slower shutter speed might have given a hint of speed blur in the tyre even though the action is in the angle of lean and the water from the tyre - a really minor point really as I like the shot.
Good shot, looks pretty difficult to capture these guys as I recall they move at fearsome speed right from the off. Were you part of the crowd - panning a challenge? I like the composition which shows off the event well - intersting to see the media photographers getting close! Chris
By: colin beeley
Thanks for the coments and votes; much Appreciated. Colin I did think about taking the top third out but then it becomes very much like all the other shots taken at the same point as we all try and avoid the high mesh fences, the TV advert boards and other obstacles etc. Technically, it would make for a better shot and the bike would appear bigger in the frame - no distractions for club judges to home in on, but then not that exciting either. The top bit doesn't make it any more exciting so I have to agree with you; it just seems a bit different and a bit more pleasing to me. Anyway, I have a few more without the white bits and will post one soon. Chris
You have a knack of being in the right place at the right time! I understand that Mr Bird saw a few of his bikes go down the road at this event and I amnot sure he is always in the best of humour as it is! I wouldn't have liked to have been the one to tell him - or that close when he heard! Chris