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John McGuiness - Isle of Man TT 2016

By SimonD3
Very fast left hander up on the mountain section of the famous Isle of Man TT circuit. Another one of my favourite spots. A few of you will have noted my comments in recent uploads about "context" and hence the need for background and spectators to be shown. I guess rules are made to be broken sometimes...the conditions were so good an extreme close up was called for - I just couldn't resist it! The sun was over my shoulder and conditions were very bright which allowed f/7.1 & 1/2000s at 400ISO. This shot is virtually straight out of the camera with only a very minor crop and minimal processing. I might be accused of being old fashioned and lacking in imagination but my general preference is to produce photographs of situations as they are...I guess I'm in the minority. I confess to getting bamboozled by Photoshop CS sometimes!!! Wink Bottom line...I would rather be behind a camera than a computer screen. I hope you like this shot of one the most popular and talented TT riders to grace the circuit - John McGuiness 23 times a TT winner. A hero to many fans and an absolute gentleman. Grin

Tags: Motorbike Motorsport Motorcycle Isle of man Isle of man tt Road racing Motorcycle racing Sports and action Isle of Man motorcycle racing

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8 Jul 2017 8:05PM
I'm all for up close and personal photography i think there is nothing better than a sharp image of the intended subject.
SimonD3 10 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2017 9:45PM
Thanks Neil. I appreciate the vote and your comment. Grin

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