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Hell of the East Midlands 4

By whipspeed
Alternative title could be 'My poor camera sensor, all that dust!'

4th from the event on Sunday, hope you're not too bored with them, might be one more after this, but about 100 of them on my website.

It does look as if I've added grain or used a high ISO on this, but it's purely the effect of all the dust from the bikes, cars and motorbikes in front and around.

Tags: Rutland Cycle race CiCLE Clasic Dirty Sensor Sports and action

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Comments


20 Apr 2011 8:31AM
Another excellent shot !

Chris
Richsr 15 91 223 England
20 Apr 2011 8:42AM
Excellent action capture, you feel like your right amoung the action.
Regards Richard
whipspeed 18 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2011 9:13AM
Richard, I was right amongst the action, head was right next to the wheels Smile, I just moved back when the cars were coming past.

You sort of get to know where you can safely sit that close on a course.
arhb 15 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2011 10:41AM
Superb shot Sarah - well captured. Great POV.
Tynnwrlluniau Plus
13 112 40 Wales
20 Apr 2011 10:44AM
Great sense of 'being there'. Excellent.
Alun
barbarahirst 14 27 12 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2011 10:46AM
Great action ... and love the dandelions !
whipspeed 18 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2011 10:49AM
Thanks for the comments.
Barbara, glad you liked them, I was trying to get them in the shots to match the oil seed rape in the background.
20 Apr 2011 5:56PM
Brave girl great sport to photograph

Phil
whipspeed 18 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2011 6:03PM
Thank you, although a lot of my non cycling/photography friends say daft Smile
fraser 19 631 14 Scotland
20 Apr 2011 6:03PM
Super composition considering how quickly these things happen. As Richard and Alun say you can almost taste the dust.

Fraser
whipspeed 18 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2011 6:11PM
Thanks Fraser, knew that they would probably use this side of the track as it had a very slight slope down towards my side, so it was a matter of seeing the groups in the distance and trying to lock onto them as they came towards me, quite often, there will be several groups within groups, hence the square crop here as there was another rider in a previous group in the frame, unbalancing it. With road racing, it is tricky as you do need to crop.
As for the dust, I can still taste it!
dathersmith 15 565 12 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2011 7:40PM
An excellent capture Sarah.

Darren.
whipspeed 18 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2011 8:59PM
Thanks Darren
Martyn_U 14 7 England
20 Apr 2011 9:26PM
Best so far Sarah.

Martyn
whipspeed 18 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2011 9:54PM
Thanks Martyn. This is my favourite I think. I've got a couple similar, but like his expression.
graham 21 11 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2011 11:06PM
Great angle and point of focus - well done
whipspeed 18 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2011 7:32AM
Thank you Graham
whipspeed 18 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2011 9:47AM
Phil, thank you so much for the user award. Very much appreciated Grin

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