Pro bicycle racing

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by eng45ine, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
  2. Wow! Superb results.
     
  3. Now we know who our expert cycling shooter is, awesome work, No. 3 and 5 my favs
     
  4. Beautiful Frank! The colors are just popping off my screen. :smile:

    Is the -2/3 stop based on histogram/blinkies?
     
  5. shtarka1

    shtarka1

    Feb 1, 2008
    Boston
    Frank.....Awesome!!!!!
     
  6. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Yes! Both, I adjusted downward -1/3rd, but I was still blowing highlights. An additional -1/3 did the trick.
     
  7. Jeff Mims

    Jeff Mims

    May 25, 2005
    Mississippi
    Simply Superb! My favorites are #1 and #6! I love the pop in the colors. I like the detail of the rider's bicep in #6.
    Really good Frank!
     
  8. nipprdog

    nipprdog

    Jun 8, 2006
    IN
    Frank, those are simply incredible.

    #5 is one of the best 'no face' sports shots I've seen.
     
  9. jamesd3rd

    jamesd3rd

    399
    May 4, 2007
    So. Cal
    #3 is way cool. Foloowed by #5. I think I like those the most because they are bit unconventional. People expect to see individual shots of riders or a group rounding a turn.

    To me #3 depicts the vastness of the race. All those helmets and jerseys packed together make a good effect. Kind of like runners waiting for the gun to go off at a marathon. #5 is a good isolation shot but at the same time the rider does not feel alone enough to not look to see where the rest of the pack is.
     
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  10. awesome series, frank
    the WOW factor is in evidence

    i love #5 the most
    very, very well done
     
  11. McQ

    McQ Just your average, everyday moderator. Moderator

    Nice Frank. You nailed 'em! #3 and #5 are my favorites. Unique.

    May I suggest something fun? Crop #3 so that the very top is not shown, and the entire photo is just a sea of helmets and backs. No background with the spectator and trees to break it up. Just another way to look at a great photo!
    :smile:
     
  12. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    How's this?

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  13. More killer stuff from the D300. Way to go Frank, these are great !

    Dennis
     
  14. niknd501

    niknd501

    May 13, 2006
    Illinois
    These are really good Frank. I love the last crop you posted.

    Well done.
     
  15. biggstr6

    biggstr6

    Apr 26, 2005
    Richmond,Va
    Nice job Frank. I miss shooting cycling . We haven't had the captech classic here for a couple years now.
     
  16. Oldtime

    Oldtime

    Jul 5, 2006
    Durham, NC
    Well done Frank
    retirement suits you keep getting out there
     
  17. Great series Frank.

    Those are some excellent captures, and I love the intensity and emotions shown on the faces of the riders.
     
  18. davidzvi

    davidzvi

    Apr 30, 2005
    Massachusetts
    David
    Wonderful series, for some reason I keep going back to look at #5. I keep coming up with different thoughts for it:

    "What, that wasn't the starting gun?"
    "Come on guys, I'm waiting."
    "I guess adding glue to the oil did work."​
     
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  19. WOW excellent love the differnet perspectives you got here top notch work
     
  20. WOW, these are outstanding Frank. You are quite the sports shooter!