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Hell of the East Midlands 2

By whipspeed
Liked the position of the rider in front with the faller in the background on this one. Again, sat in a ditch with stones pinging off me and the lens.

Tags: Rutland Cycle race Cicle classic Sports and action

Voters: Pete, cheddarman, RAPjones and 5 more


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Comments


RAPjones 6 1 1 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2011 8:23PM
...Can't be that hellish if they're drinking Duvel Tongue
Once again, great foreground/background definition. You've got ya camera settings down to a tee. Great shot!
Roger.

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whipspeed Plus
13 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2011 8:30PM
Thanks Roger, cycling is one of those things that I've really worked on and it forms the basis for most of the business on the web site. Helps that I really enjoy the sport as well. There has been a bit of selective cropping on this to get rid of a bit of empty foreground and another riders wheel that was out of my focus range to the right of the shot.
Poor riders don't get the beer, just a 4 hour race around Melton Mowbray on and off roads. It is a great event as roads are closed and Owston village closes completely for spectators and has a big BBQ at the village hall.
RAPjones 6 1 1 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2011 9:48PM
Surely selective cropping is a must and the norm with such a fast sport... Whenever I've photographed the new sport of UK roller darby, I'm concentrating so much on catching the action that i just can't notice if someone's limb swings into shot or the ref's butt enters foreground, etc... I also refuse to use continous shooting because I enjoy the challenge of of the single shot and I can't stand wading through 5 or 6 almost adientical shots.
whipspeed Plus
13 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2011 9:54PM
You'd be surprised at the number that don't crop and just put up unadjusted shots on their websites. As for continuous shooting I do use that for cycling just wade through. I just find it annoying if I take one shot and the eyes are closed or the legs in the wrong position, especially if booked for a time trial when I have to get a good shot of every rider.
Martyn_U 8 7 England
18 Apr 2011 10:02PM
Another great action shot Sarah, could do with events like this one in the Lakes. Looks like a great event to photograph.

Martyn
RAPjones 6 1 1 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2011 10:05PM
I guess if I was being paid for the roller derby stuff I would use it just to be on the safe side... But there's too many free photographers to persuade them to pay a bean Sad
whipspeed Plus
13 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2011 8:31AM

Quote:I guess if I was being paid for the roller derby stuff I would use it just to be on the safe side... But there's too many free photographers to persuade them to pay a bean Sad


Know that feeling. I don't get paid to go out to cover cycling events, it doesn't work that way, just earn on print sales, so being the photographer that has been booked is an advantage as I am advertised in the start sheets and results. But on alot of races there are so many people out with cameras, all giving away freebies, that it isn't easy, you just have to try to make sure your photographs are of a better quality and that you get every rider.
RAPjones 6 1 1 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2011 2:00PM
my next plan of action is to build my first website soon, so I can try to sell prints as you do but I know that roller derby is not a market place where that will work: They are content with the passe photos that their boyfriends take to post on facebook. So I shall continue to be the starving artist in the attack in the mean time Wink
whipspeed Plus
13 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2011 3:42PM
It amazes me just what people will accept as an image, as long as it's free Smile
RAPjones 6 1 1 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2011 6:55PM
Exactly, Whippy ! Wink

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