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Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
25 May 2008 6:43PM
Looks good to me.

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25 May 2008 6:44PM
pfew... that's a pretty impressive piece of photography Pooch.
Go large peeps !
(ah... this is your first D3 upload, isn't it ?)
RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
25 May 2008 6:46PM
Hey, everyone's got new toys! I don't know much about high velocity stuff but this seems to have some action happening and yer man looks mean and determined.

sketch 11 1.5k United Kingdom
25 May 2008 7:01PM
Looks great to me Poochie, great shot, he looks really 3D too

sarah x
25 May 2008 7:25PM
Am not really sure to be honest, somehow he's too frozen and not looking very sporty or very active, or even the slightest bit out of breath, if that makes sense!
Old unwanted toys of any description welcome in Crete Smile
POOCHIE 12 21 6 United Kingdom
25 May 2008 7:37PM
As its taken from the front Lydia, you wouldn't get any blurring as in a pan shot for instance giving the impression of speed, and as for being out of breath Wayne and his wife compete at national level and are so sickeningly fit they never looked out of breath up hill or down hill all day long, not like me following them around on foot.

NevP 12 853 13 Canada
25 May 2008 7:37PM
I like the composition and the flash has helped lift it.
If there was one thing I could criticise it would have to be the image quality. Man, it's terrible. What has happened here that is so different from your other uploads? Noisy as hell, blurry, I'm not convinced that the focus has locked on, and the exposure doesn't look even, as if the shutter is faulty. Have I mentioned the white balance? Jeeez. Is anything in the world really that colour?
On another note, I am in the market for another camera and was wondering if you could keep your eye out for me? I don't even mind something "nearly" new.
All the best, Nev.
POOCHIE 12 21 6 United Kingdom
25 May 2008 7:40PM
Nev you git! got an old Zenit and some tri-x you can buy.
NevP 12 853 13 Canada
25 May 2008 7:41PM
Anything more like a D3?
25 May 2008 7:47PM
"wife", I can't see a wife.... Smile
POOCHIE 12 21 6 United Kingdom
25 May 2008 7:49PM
Nor me Lydia she was far to quick.
User_Removed 12 7 8 Netherlands
25 May 2008 8:31PM
I would call this enormously impressive. The D3 wow, is it really so good that people make the switch from the 5D to it? I always have loved 5D and 1Dmk whatever images, they are the only digital photos I recognize the handwriting of. In the 5D it's the soft, filmy colors and I'd almost say grain, in the 1D whatever the lighting seems magical. This D3 almost seems too deadly sharp and accurate about everything for me. I've seen loads of night shots that, to be honest, mess up the whole idea of the beauty of high iso. Ah well, you know that I am utterly conservative in my photographic taste. I am sure that you will make this baby sing. You, Koen, David Deveson and Kitsch are some of those who can make a digital camera sing with emotion, tenderness, rock with erotics, and show full force lust for life. Let's see how you use this one. And don't forget to send me the 5D plus lenses Wink, I'll PM you my private address. It goes without saying that I'll cover for the postage costs, I'm not a bad guy. Cheers Pooch, Bert
POOCHIE 12 21 6 United Kingdom
25 May 2008 8:51PM
Had to sell everything I had to get camera body and one lens Bert, I've found when the iso does kick in, its seems to me to have a nice quality that looks more like a film grain? as for the sharpness its the same as any other camera I've owned it can be sharp or not as sharp thats up to me and how I adjust it. I will probably re-tread some old ground to compare results against my 5D just out of curiousity? and as it goes I'm going to go and do some garden work for my old friend Roger soon, which will mean a chance to shoot in his house which is always a challenge I enjoy, anyway an afternoon of his anecdotes are always worth the visit on there own.
User_Removed 12 7 8 Netherlands
25 May 2008 9:16PM
looking forward to seeing you get everything out of this one you can. It will tell us all what kind of camera it is. You are totally right that it's you who decides. Cheers, Bert
backbeat Plus
12 134 1 United Kingdom
25 May 2008 9:48PM
the D3 looks great for a first outing Pooch...i know nothing of sports shots, so couldn't offer any crit at all, but it looks like a cracking shot to my eyes..

i'll have to get saving up...

BlueRoom Plus
12 73 20 United Kingdom
25 May 2008 10:23PM
Beeeutiful!... Go large and he's jumping out of my screen. Love the fizzzZZZ and depth of colour here but it's the moment you've caught that has this jumping.

kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
25 May 2008 10:26PM
well he looks like he's making a lot of effort just to keep perfectly still for you pooch Wink

it's not my kind of shot but appreciate it's a good un though, & you are sure to bring out the best in your new equipment, i bet you're really enjoying the courtship! Smile
dazzaman 11 631 England
25 May 2008 10:47PM
very nice mate.
you enjoying your new toy then.

POOCHIE 12 21 6 United Kingdom
25 May 2008 11:12PM
Enjoying yes but it'll take me a little while till it feels as familiar as my 5D, only thing I miss from the 5D is the sound of the shutter release, the Nikon sounds like a a bunch of drinking straws being used to swat a fly.
25 May 2008 11:40PM
Oh, well done, an HC, shows how much I know lol Smile
LuzDeNoche 10 2 France
26 May 2008 2:15AM
Well, everybody's dream camera certainly seems to be doing well in your capable hands. A nice crisp shot well worth an HC (at least), although I'm not sure the angle is wholly flattering to the rider who looks a bit compressed. Love the expression of concentration.
Smile Lucy
stevekhart 12 4.5k 3 United Kingdom
26 May 2008 2:17AM
Congrats on the HC.
POOCHIE 12 21 6 United Kingdom
26 May 2008 8:30AM
Cheers Steve, 7 thanks for HC Pete.
dazzaman 11 631 England
26 May 2008 8:58AM
LOL pooch, it does, the shutter on my d200 sounds the same, especially when its set to a fast shutter speed, youll get used to it. enjoy,coming down your way on 6th june, hayle. just hope the weather is kind to us, i need some phototherapy.

well done on the hc

whipspeed 13 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
26 May 2008 12:36PM
One of the best mountain bike shots I've seen for a long time. It puts alot of the shots I've seen in magazines lately to shame. You've got a great expression, lots of sharp detail, good exposure and movement in the wheels and a nice lead through the shot with the track.
With reference to the comment that he's too static. Looking at cycling sales through my website and shoots I've been booked for with British Cycling, this is what racers want, a clear shot of themselves with movement just in the wheels and possibly feet. Photography magazines seem to like the blurred speed shot, but not riders or anyone after publicity shots.
Strobe 10 1.3k United States
26 May 2008 6:45PM
Excellent capture and congrats on the HC
Possum 11 148 England
26 May 2008 8:30PM
Lovely and sharp, with great concentration in his face and a good feel of the environment, too. They must be pleased with these for the website.
TommyStr 12 9 3 Norway
27 May 2008 8:21AM
A superb shot Pooch, and congrats on the HC and the D3
DaveU 12 1.4k 125 England
27 May 2008 3:09PM
There's a marvellous clarity and sense of reality to this shot Pooch .... like I need to move out of the way or he's going to knock me over.

Must say that I can't take any sport seriously where you've got to wear a helmet that makes you look like an extra from Mars Attacks though, so I'll decline on the sporting critique.

Hope you're enjoying the new cam and looking forward to seeing more shots from it.
User_Removed 14 16 1 United Kingdom
27 May 2008 8:11PM
powerful and the sharpness is spot on. great action shot pooch

chensuriashi Plus
11 279 17 England
28 May 2008 3:01PM
I looked at the ISO setting and could not believe it, WOW!! what a difference 3000 makes, hope you can make the capital back this year, this is a great shot Pooch, cant wait to see more of your expertise, great to be in touch with some top of the range kit at last. Chen.
LesF 11 182 9
29 May 2008 8:13AM
An excellent action shot, that D3 has along with yourself produced a really clear shot in was must have been trying conditions

Les F
HowardA 11 231
2 Sep 2009 11:14PM
Mighty fine - great clarity, colours and I get the feeling that he's powering down on the camera thanks to your pov. Good job.


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