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    Freestyle MotoCross

    Managed to snap these guys yesterday as they put on a show at one of our local festivals. I think they are mad but they put on a good show

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    Re: Freestyle MotoCross

    Great captures! Were the individual shots cropped from a image like the last?

    I absolutely cannot imagine doing anything like those riders...

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    Re: Freestyle MotoCross

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    I think they are mad but they put on a good show
    I think we can agree on that. But, good on them.

    And good on you, Karl. Good work to get the exposures so good and nailing the sharpness in the shots. What shutter speed (s) were you using?

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    Re: Freestyle MotoCross

    Karl,
    great, sharp and well composed.
    I have no idea how or why people do this type of thing, but thankfully they do, allowing people like us to get our cameras out.
    Great set thanks for sharing.

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    Re: Freestyle MotoCross

    Karl these pics rock! Makes me wanna go to our local motocross track. If I could just do 1/2 as well as you did .....

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    Re: Freestyle MotoCross

    Great action shots with good panning skills Karl. #4,,,I did one of those once. Not on purpose nor did it end well.

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    Re: Freestyle MotoCross

    Quote Originally Posted by rpcrowe View Post
    Great captures! Were the individual shots cropped from a image like the last?

    I absolutely cannot imagine doing anything like those riders...
    Richard - none of them were cropped. I had my Sigma 18 - 250mm lens on and I set it to about 70mm (from memory) except for the last shot which I stood a bit further back and opened it up wide.

    The hard bit was trying to avoid being knocked and pushed by other spectators

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    Re: Freestyle MotoCross

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    I think we can agree on that. But, good on them.

    And good on you, Karl. Good work to get the exposures so good and nailing the sharpness in the shots. What shutter speed (s) were you using?
    Donald - I had the 450D set to Tv mode and used a shutter speed of 1/500th. Unfortunately due to the slow burst rate of the camera I missed many sequences but I tried to do the best I could as I haven't done any shots before when the subject is moving so fast.

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    Re: Freestyle MotoCross

    Quote Originally Posted by jamn4ex View Post
    Karl these pics rock! Makes me wanna go to our local motocross track. If I could just do 1/2 as well as you did .....
    James - thanks for that but this was the first time I have done this type of shot (it wasn't planned) so I am happy that they worked out okay and you liked them.

    Karl

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    Re: Freestyle MotoCross

    Hi Karl,

    Good results there.

    There's actually a lot to commend this sport from a photographic viewpoint; no distracting backgrounds or blocked views

    That said, it'll only work this well on a 'clear blue sky' day - shooting into a bright overcast, or worse, sunlit clouds or the sun itself, would make things far less attractive. That's not to say it is easy even on a good day, so has has been said; good panning skills and general technique.

    Well done,

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