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John Morgan - Preston wheelers

By Martyn_U  
Here goes, this is my first post, so be kind to me.
I was on my way back home from an open 10 TT on Levens in cumbria on Saturday (I only live 20miles away) and decided to get abit of practice with some of the late starters. I had no idea who I was taking photos of until I got home and discovered this one of John Morgan, (quite a handy TT rider) which I thought was worthy of this forum.

Tags: Sports and action

Voters: shona, Cormy, photophantom and 5 more

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Cormy 14 3 England
25 Mar 2009 8:38PM
Good feeling of speed on those wheels.Nice one.
photophantom 14 108 3 Philippines
25 Mar 2009 8:47PM
great shot
arhb 15 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2009 9:01PM
Excellent shot Martyn - a good opener for your pf here at epz.
I started my dslr hobby 2-3 years ago, by photographing TT's in the surrey area, and as a tester myself, appreiciated the shots I got of myself.
This is a legendary course, and as you mention, John is a good, well respected rider, a coach too.
You've got the body sharp, and a nice light blur in the spokes to show movement, well captured.

I look forward to your future uploads.
jgmford 15 England
26 Mar 2009 12:17AM
Great detail action capture.
Welcome to the site, look forward to more up loads.
rossi 18 142 11 England
26 Mar 2009 9:40AM
Welcome to EPZ.

I have to say you've done well with the exposure, the rider being such a contrast to the bike, the composition is also quite strong, but, IMHO, I think it would look better with more blur. Experiment a bit by lengthening the exposures and panning with the subject, you'll be amazed at how slow you can go with the shutter and still get some decent results.

dathersmith 15 565 12 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2009 3:37PM
An excellent opener Martyn, nice and sharp where it should be and blur in the wheels to portray the speed. As Ian has said you could go slower with the shutter and pan for a bit more blur in the wheels though. I'll look forward to more uploads from you.

Martyn_U 13 7 England
26 Mar 2009 10:44PM
Thanks for you positive comments. I agree with both Ian & Darren, I could of reduced the shutter speed abit more but I kept it high @ 1/250 due to the speed of the cyclist 28-30mph. Something to experiment with in the future.

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