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    Barry Sheene Trans Tasman Challenge - classic motorcycle racing

    Spent a day at the track today. It brought back a few memories from the 70's.

    Barry Sheen Trans Tasman Challenge - classic motorcycle racing

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    Barry Sheen Trans Tasman Challenge - classic motorcycle racing

    Barry Sheen Trans Tasman Challenge - classic motorcycle racing

    Barry Sheen Trans Tasman Challenge - classic motorcycle racing

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    Impressive. I really like the angles, really adds drama. In #8, did the front rider manage to recover or was it a total wipeout? I'm assuming wipeout. Certainly wouldn't want to be hanging off the sidecar like that.

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    Spectacular images, Mark. Sharp, clear, and plenty of speed. You captured these from some excellent view points.

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    Perfect execution Mark, a pro's work. Sport magazine quality.

    I think some of them are underexposured, not sure.

    I particularly like the first one. A powerful image.
    Last edited by MilT0s; 20th October 2012 at 03:45 PM.

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    I love all the picture especially the 6 th one for the angle that has been taken, good job

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    Awesome! For me #5 As they say the EYES have it. Thanks for sharing.

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    Very nice series of images, Mark. I really need to get back to the track this coming season.

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    Mark, a superb series, BUT, No 7 is more superb than the others in my opinion.

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    Re: Barry Sheene Trans Tasman Challenge - classic motorcycle racing

    Thanks for ther comments. Now I just have to sell a few! I'm glad I went yesterday because it is raining today. I'm going back tomorrow to take some shots of the actual racing. yesterday was just qualifying. The shot with the guy losing control did result in a wipeout.
    Last edited by Markvetnz; 21st October 2012 at 07:55 AM.

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    Re: Barry Sheene Trans Tasman Challenge - classic motorcycle racing

    Wow! Well done. So, is there absolutely nothing between you on the edge of the track and the bikes on the track? That has to be a bit daunting. I really enjoyed these.

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    Very well done Mark!

    I like a lot the B&W conversion.

    Did you use 1/160 s for all the photos?

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    Re: Barry Sheene Trans Tasman Challenge - classic motorcycle racing

    Quote Originally Posted by djg05478 View Post
    Wow! Well done. So, is there absolutely nothing between you on the edge of the track and the bikes on the track? That has to be a bit daunting. I really enjoyed these.
    Not really - it's called a telephoto lens . I used anything from 100mm right up to 560mm. I can get quite close though.

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    Re: Barry Sheene Trans Tasman Challenge - classic motorcycle racing

    Quote Originally Posted by acsky View Post
    Very well done Mark!

    I like a lot the B&W conversion.

    Did you use 1/160 s for all the photos?

    Toņo

    The lowest shutterspeed was 1/125th and the highest was 1/640th. Generally I try and keep it below 1/320th for bikes and below 1/200th for cars. Bikes are easier to get wheel blur because they accelerate a bit quicker.

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    Re: Barry Sheene Trans Tasman Challenge - classic motorcycle racing

    Quote Originally Posted by Markvetnz View Post
    Not really - it's called a telephoto lens . I used anything from 100mm right up to 560mm. I can get quite close though.
    Ha....oh yeah...those, good thing you had a couple of those handy


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    Re: Barry Sheene Trans Tasman Challenge - classic motorcycle racing

    Truely awesome series. Looks like the guy in the fourth image is about to have quite the fall. I think the third from last is my favorite. However they all capture the speed and thrill of this kind of racing.

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    Re: Barry Sheene Trans Tasman Challenge - classic motorcycle racing

    I've just discovered the above series of images and, well, what can be said. Awesome photography.

    It's that demonstration, yet again, of the ability to do everything from landscapes to this sort of thing, all to this quality, that really marks out the person who is a master of the craft.

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    Re: Barry Sheene Trans Tasman Challenge - classic motorcycle racing

    Stellar series and superlative quality photography!

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    Re: Barry Sheene Trans Tasman Challenge - classic motorcycle racing

    Superb set of images Mark, very well captured .... understatement! Can't even choose a fav. Fabulous, well done.
    Anne

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