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The Long and Short of a bike race. [4x800res imgs]
Posted By: Asad_Masede, 07-02-2007, 04:48 PM

Met Stu (little laker) on Sunday and went around for a little walk-about-shoot together with Stu and Jack Simpson. Ran into a bike race in Yaletown, near downtown Vancouver. Shot a few images of the race but it was mostly boring and repetitive (blame the many laps), shots came out decent, though.

Used my Sigma 70-200/2.8 and the DA14/2.8.

F4, ISO100, PP in Bibble Pro and LightZone, in Linux.

First the "Long" of the race:



"they're getting close!" This one is cropped a little bit from the left side:



Now the "Short" of the race, naturally with the DA14:

These guys were MUCH closer to me than they appear, barely a couple of feet from their tilting heads. I just wish I had my flash with me at the time so the faces popped out a little more.



Another:



C&C welcome.

Cheers,
-Asad
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07-02-2007, 07:44 PM   #2
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Asad,

Good captures of the race. The angles add some movement and give some idea of how close to the edge these guys ride. Cycling doesn't get much coverage here in the U.S.

This fall, Missouri will hold the first Tour of Missouri. It will be part of the new U.S. Pro Cycling tour. I hope to see some of it.

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Great use of depth of field in #2. Mr. Green pops right out of the frame!

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They look perfect Asad

It was really nice meeting you on Canada Day, and I'm looking forward to going on the next outing with you.

I made it back safely, although I haven't had the chance to look at my pic's yet.

I don't think that my race pictures turned out all that good, because of the lens I was using being a little overkill.

After I sort through them I'll post a couple if they did turn out.

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Hi Asad. These images are amazing! So sharp and I can sense the impact of speed and power through these images.
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Wow, those are great shots Asad!
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Pelotons can be alot of fun but dangerous! #1 and #2 you can see what may be road rash. Some of them only accept riders with proven experience i.e. minimum 3 races. In the last shot know what the riders are looking at? The crosswalk paint lines on the road, judging their attack whether they're going to slide out or stay safe.
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QuoteOriginally posted by irishinmo Quote
Asad,

Good captures of the race. The angles add some movement and give some idea of how close to the edge these guys ride. Cycling doesn't get much coverage here in the U.S.

This fall, Missouri will hold the first Tour of Missouri. It will be part of the new U.S. Pro Cycling tour. I hope to see some of it.

Will
Thanks, Will.

Hope you take as many pictures as you can manage, of the tour. Better get the telephoto ready.

Cheers,
-Asad

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This picture is about the best that I got from the same race
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Great use of depth of field in #2. Mr. Green pops right out of the frame!

-Chris
Thanks, Chris. Glad you liked the image.

Cheers,
-Asad
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They look perfect Asad

It was really nice meeting you on Canada Day, and I'm looking forward to going on the next outing with you.

I made it back safely, although I haven't had the chance to look at my pic's yet.

I don't think that my race pictures turned out all that good, because of the lens I was using being a little overkill.

After I sort through them I'll post a couple if they did turn out.
Stu, likewise about the meeting, and look forward to the next one!

Haha, yeah that 400 can be a bit tough to manage sometimes, but I saw the ladies you shot with it on your thread, thats where my 200mm couldn't reach.

Cheers,
-Asad
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Hi Asad. These images are amazing! So sharp and I can sense the impact of speed and power through these images.
Hi James, Thanks for the compliment! Nothing better than images that impart some feeling and energy.

Cheers,
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Wow, those are great shots Asad!
Thanks, Scott!

Cheers,
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Excellent shots Asad...

I actually like the 14mm shots a lot, the perspective is unusual but great.

Nicely captured photos you got.
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Excellent shots Asad...

I actually like the 14mm shots a lot, the perspective is unusual but great.

Nicely captured photos you got.
Thanks, Thomas. I wonder if fisheye would have added even more to those shots? Probably not from a technical point of view, but for fun and "coolness factor"... who knows... I am certain though, that my 540 would have made those shots look better.

Cheers,
-Asad
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