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By answersonapostcard  
Went to a car boot this morning, little did I know there was this going on in part of the car park. Arranged with the organisers to get access to track side. This has got to be the most difficult thing I've done to date. All completely manual and no tripod and had to sign my life away to be given the opportunity to do this. Worth it, fan-bloomin-tastic, do it all again tomorrow. Its not the best picture in the world I make no claim to that, it is what it is, my first attempt at sports photography with a 24-90 lens.

Tags: Motorcross Sports and action

Voters: ejtumman, daviewat, User_Removed and 15 more

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daviewat 19 4.1k Scotland
24 Apr 2005 2:02PM
Good fast frame action.

ejtumman 18 2.8k England
24 Apr 2005 2:03PM
Excellent capture!!! What shutter speed did you use?

A very good first attempt. I look forward to seeing more.

Emma ;o)
User_Removed 18 386 2 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2005 2:04PM
Excellent action capture.

solkku 17 25
24 Apr 2005 2:16PM
Great action shot! You've stopped the movement perfectly. Well presented! Clicked.

snapbandit 18 2.3k 3 Northern Ireland
24 Apr 2005 2:19PM
Spot on timing, exposure slightly darker than I personally like, I'd probably have given it +.7 to 1 stop over. but running the risk of blowing out the front number plate as he has unfortunately turned the 'bars' toward you making it reflect the sunlight more. good iimpression of the height.

I've done a couple of small mod's (just to try a couple of things) but it's a good shot as it is! (forgot to say on the mod page I also gave the front tyre a touch of 'motion blur')

Joe B

* be careful, you'll get to like it and end up out every Saturday looking for bike meetings welcome to my world!!
rletham 18 890 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2005 2:26PM
Hard work, aint they? It's hard getting fast moving action and you can't always rely on the auto focus tracking them quick enough. I've never done bike shots like this but wakeboard jumps are not a million miles different. I usually know where the jumps are gonna take place and focus the camera at that distance and then hope I'm quick enough to capture the fun. Good first effort K Good fun innit?
covey 17 1.7k Ireland
24 Apr 2005 2:27PM
Great for a first attempt. I like it, gives great perspective ( unlike the mod ). Super.

Does that mean we all have to give the likes of Joe Fox a bit more respect Smile

Bring on the high key version !.

ptilley 21 11 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2005 2:31PM
Great capture, well done. Paul.
24 Apr 2005 2:33PM
Absolutely! I've always had respect for the sports photographers on this site, not only capturing the action but doing it well. Rab, it was B***dy awesome! I learnt an awful lot today and am still buzzin! Thanks very much everyone. Thanks for the advice and for the mod Joe, very much appreciated. K.
24 Apr 2005 2:58PM
Emma, it was 1/3000th just got the EXIF data. The exposure was a difficult, the track was man made and some hills were against just bright sky others against fields, sometimes sunny, sometimes dull but I didnt care it was marvellous fun.
podgod 18 514 3 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2005 3:04PM
Welcome to dangerous photography, now you understand why I have stood between two rioting mobs and taken photos, it's the most fun you can have with your pants on (grin). A great shot, but be aware it can only lead on to more dangerous things.
ejtumman 18 2.8k England
24 Apr 2005 3:05PM
I thought it must have been fast. Glad you enjoyed yourself. I had to make a sharp exit from home this afternoon, and went to the park. I was determind to get some bird shots, but failed miserably!! The rabbits weren't much better LOL It must be nice when something new works out. :o)

Did you find out if they were going to be there again next weekend?

Emma ;o)
ericfaragh Plus
19 149 6 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2005 3:15PM
Great shutter speed and release, lovely mid-air action capture. Well done.
alfpics Plus
20 388 4 England
24 Apr 2005 3:16PM
Superb timing - I can understand your being rather pleased with this!
icafe 19 19 Canada
24 Apr 2005 3:58PM
You've done well! Great shot!
Arthur Smile
Nic_WA 18 179 2 Australia
24 Apr 2005 4:17PM
Great timing K - well-captured and a lesson in taking your camera with you everywhere you go!
Nic Smile
robadsy 17 348
24 Apr 2005 10:34PM
it is a nice shot,

good colors, clarity and depth of field.

also conveys good height, but probably could have a little more motion.

a good shot nonetheless, click ads :o)
25 Apr 2005 5:23AM
Thanks all for your comments. K.
dontforgetme 18 1.7k 7 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2005 5:45AM
Well caught K, although I might have tried a slower shutter to gain a bit more dof.

theorderingone 18 2.4k
25 Apr 2005 2:09PM
YOur timing is excellent, youve caught him just as he starts to drop out of the air.
Tonyd3 18 1.1k 18 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2005 3:01PM
Fancy doing some of the hard stuff now then K. You are right most people do not understand how difficaut it is very understated on EPZ sports photography but very rewarding to get some geat pictures.

Like many other things in life its over to quickly,hope you enjoyed your day.

U4eA 18 475 England
26 Apr 2005 1:16AM
Spot on timing and great feeling of 'being there'..well done!!

Nice to see your not afraid to try something new too.. Smile

26 Apr 2005 1:20AM
Thanks all, Tony you bet I do and yes it was brilliant, still cant believe they allowed us trackside. K.
gary900r 18 474 England
27 Apr 2005 7:49AM
Superb for a first attempt at sports photography.


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